SAUGET, Ill. (KMOX) –  Authorities are trying to identify a man whose body was recovered from the Mississippi River Friday morning.

Captain Dan Sutter with St. Louis Fire says the body was recovered on the Illinois side, near Sauget, around 10:30 am.

“We believe the body had been in the water for some time,” Sutter told KMOX News. “The body was entangled in some debris.”

The case has been turned over to the St. Clair County coroner’s offices.


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