Jun 20, 2022

Man found in Missouri River over the weekend identified as a St. Joseph man

Posted Jun 20, 2022 5:03 PM
Michael Zorn.
Michael Zorn.


St. Joseph Post

Buchanan County authorities have identified a body that was found in the Missouri River over the weekend.

Sheriff Bill Puett said in a press release Sunday evening that an autopsy shows the body found in the river is that of 39-year-old Michael Zorn of St. Joseph.

Zorn is thought to be homeless. An extensive search has been made for Zorn's family and so far, authorities have not been able to locate any living relatives.

However, the Sheriff's office says they've "received a tremendous amount of information from our citizens...we have deputies working to attempt to make contact with family members at this time."

Zorn's body was found in the river Friday evening in southern Buchanan County near Atchison, Kansas.

The investigation is ongoing and autopsy results are pending. The Buchanan County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help.

Anyone who might have information on Zorn or his family is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-238-TIPS (8477), or the Criminal Investigations Division at 816-236-8856.

Michael Zorn.
Michael Zorn.