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UPDATE: Body found in Mississippi River at Keokuk identified

A body was recovered from the Mississippi River in Keokuk Thursday (Photo courtesy KHQA-TV)

UPDATE: KTVO's sister station, KHQA, is reporting the body recovered from the Mississippi River is that of Lance Coleman Davenport, of Burlington.

He was reported as a missing person to the Burlington Police Department on May 20, 2018.


Authorities are trying to identify the person whose remains were found in the Mississippi River at Keokuk in southeast Iowa.

Boaters reported Thursday afternoon that they'd spotted the body near the Keokuk Yacht Club. It was soon recovered.

Authorities say the body was so badly decomposed it wasn't clear whether the person had been injured in a crime or accident.

KHQA-TV reports that an autopsy has been scheduled for Friday.

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