CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) – Authorities have identified a body found in a diversion channel near Cape Girardeau as a man missing since Jan. 15.

Cape Girardeau County Coroner John Clifton identified the body as 59-year-old Bobby Ray Hennecke of Cape Girardeau.

Hennecke’s body was found Monday at the inlet to the channel at the Cape Girardeau/Scott County line.

The Southeast Missourian reports that the 59-year-old Hennecke was last seen after going to church and watching football with a friend Jan. 15. Family members and police had been looking for him since then without success.

Police are still investigating the cause of death. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

More From CBS St. Louis

Download The App

Listen Live