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Body IDed after being found in Osage River


A body found Friday in the Osage River is likely that of Randall Voss who went missing Wednesday while fishing, the Miller County Sheriff's Office said.

A camper at the Osage-Tavern Conservation Area contacted the sheriff's office Wednesday about Voss who had possibly gone missing, the sheriff's office said. Deputies found fishing gear on the riverbank and a vehicle believed to belong to Voss, according to a sheriff's office news release.

Voss was found floating face down in the water six miles downstream and 20 feet from the shoreline.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said in a tweet that the body was found at about noon.

The sheriff's office said investigators believe Voss was fishing and unintentionally went into the river. Authorities found a body near the St. Thomas boat access of the Osage River after a three-day search, according to the release. The body matched the description of the victim and his clothing, the sheriff's office said.

No foul play is suspected according to the Missouri Highway Patrol drowning report.

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