CARROLL COUNTY, Mo. — The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office reached out to KMZU News Friday afternoon to say that the body of a man pulled from the Missouri river on the evening of Monday, July 3 has been positively identified as Matthew Johnson, 26, from Kansas City, Kansas.
Deputies with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office recovered the body at about 8:35 p.m. on Monday, July 3, in the Missouri River just east of the 65 bridge near Waverly on the Carroll County side.
Detective Heidi Morgan told KMZU News that Johnson was first reported missing June 18 by his family members. He had been employed as a respiratory therapist at a Kansas City area hospital.
In a post on the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department’s Facebook page, investigators said that the identification was made following an investigation spanning from July 3 until July 6 with assistance from the Missouri Water Patrol, Frontier Forensics Lab and the Carroll County Coroner’s Office.
Detective Morgan said that Johnson’s body was positively identified based on two tattoos on his body and clear, ceramic braces on his teeth.
The family has been notified and the investigation has been forwarded to the Kansas City Police Department.
You can find the original post from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office below.