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Body found inside barrel in Gasconade River identified as a man

The sex of a body found in a barrel in the Gasconade River last week has been identified.

According to the Gasconade County Sheriff’s Office, the human remains were identified as belonging to a man.

The Boone County Medical Examiner’s Office hasn’t been able to identify who the man was.

Deputies found the barrel stuck on a boat ramp to the Gasconade River in Gasconade on April 12.

The medical examiner’s office discovered the human remains Monday after the barrel was taken to Columbia.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call the Gasconade County Sheriff’s Office at 573-486-2424.

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