Body found in Mississippi River near Blytheville

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Mississippi County Sheriff Dale Cook says a body was found in the Mississippi River near Blytheville Saturday.

He said they believe the body is that of a missing Kinder Morgan employee who fell off a barge into the river earlier this month.

He said the body was found a few hundred yards from where Jerry Hooper fell off the barge at Hickman on Jan. 10.

Sheriff Cook said they could not positively identify the body at this time though.

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