Body found Sunday evening in Missouri River at LaBenite Park

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Posted at 8:43 PM, Sep 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-20 22:22:54-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Crews found a body in the Missouri River Sunday evening at LaBenite Park in Sugar Creek, Missouri.

The Sugar Creek Police and Fire Departments, along with the troopers from the Missouri Highway Patrol, responded to the park, according to a news release from the Sugar Creek Police Department.

A man's body was pulled from the river.

His name and why he was in the river are not known.

Sugar Creek police are handling the investigation.

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