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Decomposed body is found in Blue River in Kansas City

A badly decomposed body was found Tuesday afternoon in the Blue River in Kansas City. The cause of death was still unknown late Tuesday.
A badly decomposed body was found Tuesday afternoon in the Blue River in Kansas City. The cause of death was still unknown late Tuesday. KansasCity

A badly decomposed body was recovered Tuesday afternoon from the Blue River in south Kansas City.

Police Chief Darryl Forté tweeted that the body was discovered about 2:30 p.m. near 85th Street and Hickman Mills Drive.

The Lee’s Summit Underwater Rescue and Recovery team responded, as did Kansas City crime scene investigators.

The cause of death was not immediately determined. No other details about the body were made available.

| Matt Campbell, mcampbell@kcstar.com

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