COUNCIL BLUFFS — The body of a man who apparently had been in the Missouri River for up to 10 days was removed from the water Saturday.
Foul play did not appear to be involved in the man’s death, police said. An autopsy is scheduled for today.
The floating body, spotted by boaters about 1 p.m., was pulled from the river just south of Ameristar Casino, said Assistant Fire Chief Matt Thomas.
Police had not identified the man Saturday night.
A call was placed to 911 on July 21 with a report that someone was in the river who appeared to be in distress, but firefighters found nothing, Sgt. David Dawson said.
“We don’t know if this is the same person or not,” he said.
No one reported missing in Iowa, Nebraska or South Dakota matches the description of the body.
The man was between 25 and 40 years old, 6-foot and about 220 pounds, Dawson said, with strawberry blond hair and a scruffy beard and mustache.
The man was wearing a St. Joseph’s University Alumni T-shirt and had the names of people tattooed on his hands. A bag from an Omaha hotel was around his wrist.
Police asked anyone with information on the identity of the man to call Crime Stoppers at 712-328-7867.