The Missouri Highway Patrol found a man’s body after responding to reports of a submerged vehicle in Buchanan County on Tuesday evening.
At 7:43 p.m., the patrol responded to a report made to the Buchanan County sheriff's office of a partially submerged vehicle in a body of water south of St. Joseph known to locals simply as Banker’s Crossing. The water near U.S. 59 has no formal name and formed when a field took on water over time, said Sgt. Jake Angle, a spokesman for Troop H of the patrol.
Troopers found no occupants in the vehicle, which was fully submerged in chest-deep water. A search later led to the discovery of the body of a white male.
The Missouri Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control is investigating.