Platte County authorities ID body found in river

Authorities Thursday announced the identity of a man whose body was recovered from the Missouri River in September.

Fingerprints enabled Platte County Sheriff’s Office investigators to identify him as Christopher M. Rielly, 35, recently of the Leavenworth area.

Rielly had not been reported missing before his body was found near Waldron, Mo., on Sept. 12. His cause of his death remains undetermined, the Platte County Sheriff’s Office said.

Brian Burnes, bburnes@kcstar.com