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Body of Missing SeMo Man Recovered in River

NEW MADRID, MO - An investigation continues after the body of a 31-year-old southeast Missouri man is found in the Mississippi River.

Kavern Williams of New Madrid was reported missing Sunday night.  His body was found a day later in the river.

New Madrid County Sheriff Terry Stevens says Williams' wife reported him missing, saying he walked out of the home and drove away without saying anything.

A vehicle description was issued and a reserve police officer saw a vehicle matching the description near the riverbank.  It was unlocked with the keys inside.  Officers followed footprints into the water and began a dragging operation.

Foul play is not suspected.

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