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A body was found Sunday, Aug. 9, in the Missouri River near the Clay and Jackson County lines in Sugar Creek.

The Sugar Creek Police Department was called to La Benite Park, located under the Missouri Highway 291 bridge near the Liberty outskirts, around 8:30 a.m. Sunday after someone reported finding a corpse in the river.

The victim’s identity and cause of death have yet to be released.

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