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KSP Investigating Body Found in Mississippi River in Hickman County

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Police are investigating a body found in the Mississippi River at the far western edge of Kentucky. 

Police say riverboat workers located a body of a man near a boat ramp on Tuesday near Columbus in Hickman County.

Kentucky State Police responded to the scene at 11:50 a.m.

The body was recovered from the river. An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday in Madisonville.

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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