Update (2:15 p.m.) – The body has been identified. Click here to read more.
Original story: A body found by a fisherman Wednesday in the Grand River near Urich has investigators in Henry County working overtime. Results of an autopsy are expected to be released on Friday, according to the sheriff’s office. “As the man’s next of kin have not yet been notified of his death, we are not at liberty to release that information to the news media and the general public. Once the necessary notifications have been completed, we will be forthcoming with the deceased’s name,” Henry County Sheriff Kent Oberkrom stated.
Authorities said the body pulled from the water is that of a white male in his 30s. He reportedly had trauma to the left side of the head. Officials said the body had been in the river for several days.
The man’s death is being investigated as a homicide. The Rural Missouri Major Case Squad will be convening on Friday, June 7, to begin assisting the Henry County Sheriff’s Office with the case.