JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. (KMOX) – The Missouri Highway Patrol confirms the body of a missing Kirkwood High student has been found in the Big River.
Police say 14-year-old Devon Cotton was swimming with friends on Wednesday afternoon at Rockford Beach Park, when a current swept him over a low water dam, then took him underwater.
A man on a four-wheeler found Cotton’s body Sunday morning, more than a half-mile downstream.
Police are calling the case an apparent drowning.