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Body of man swept into river in Kansas City, Kansas, found miles away in Missouri River

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KANSAS CITY, Kansas — Authorities have recovered the body of a 30-year-old man who police say was swept into the Kansas River late last month.

The Kansas City, Kansas, police said in a release Monday that emergency crews responded on May 29 to a report of a vehicle with a person inside being swept into the river by heavy currents.

Police say the the body of 30-year-old John R. Shead Jr. was found Friday about 60 miles away in the Missouri River between the towns of Lexington and Waverly. Police say Shead lived in Kansas City, Kansas.

The Kansas River feeds into the Missouri River in the Kansas City area.

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