Mar 21, 2020 5:14 PM

Body found in Atchison watershed dam is that of missing man

Posted Mar 21, 2020 5:14 PM

ATCHISON, Kan. (AP) —Police say a body found in an Atchison watershed dam in northeastern Kansas is that of a missing Atchison man.

The body was found Friday afternoon. Atchison Police Chief Mike Wilson identified the body as that of 47-year-old Joseph Leger Jr., who was reported missing Feb. 19.

Investigators say he had not been seen since Feb. 5. Officers were called to the dam just after 2 p.m. Friday after someone spotted the body in the water. Wilson says the cause of death isn’t yet known. An autopsy will be conducted in Kansas City.

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