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Fisherman finds body in Mississippi River

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A fisherman saw a body in the Mississippi River, south of Massey Marina, according to the Dubuque County Sheriff's Office.

The Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office, Dubuque County Conservation, Key West Fire Department, and the Dubuque County Medical Examiner Investigator’s Office responded to the scene.

The body was recovered; however, it appears the body was in the water for an extended period, making identification of the victim at the scene impossible.

The victim is being sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny for autopsy and to assist in identification.

We have a crew on scene working to learn more, stay with KWWL as this story develops.

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Authorities are investigating after a body has been found on the Mississippi River, 2 miles south of Massey station. 

Key West fire has been dispatched.

This is a developing story, stay with KWWL as more information is made available. 

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