Body missing legs pulled from Mississippi River in St. Louis

The badly decomposed body was pulled from the Mississippi River badly decomposed body from the Mississippi River near South Broadway Street in St. Louis.

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August 27, 2019 - 11:38 am

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ST. LOUIS (KFTK/AP) - Firefighters have recovered a badly decomposed body from the Mississippi River near South Broadway Street in St. Louis and an investigation is now underway, according to our partner station KMOX.

The body was spotted in the river in the 700 block of East Davis Street around 7 p.m. Monday. St. Louis Fire Department spokesman Leon Whitener says it was recovered by 8:30 p.m.

Whitener says the body had no legs and was sent to the medical examiner's office for identification.

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