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Fisherman discovers body near Kansas River Saturday morning, KCK police investigate

Posted at 2:24 PM, Mar 16, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department is conducting a death investigation after a body was found near the Kansas River Saturday morning.

An individual fishing near the 12th Street Bridge in KCK called 911 around 10:38 a.m. to report they had discovered a body.

Officers dispatched to the given location and located a deceased a man near the river. He was identified as 40-year-old Sean Myers.

An investigation found Myers had been fishing at the river. Investigators don't believe foul play was involved.

The KCKPD Major Case Unit is investigating the death.

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