Metro-East News

Body of 14-year-old boy suspected of drowning found


The body of a boy who disappeared when he was swimming Wednesday at Big River south of St. Louis was found around 11 a.m. Sunday.

Devon Cotton, 14, was swimming with friends when fast water pulled him under, according to KMOV.

A police search for Cotton yielded no results, but boaters found his body about three-quarters of a mile from where they swam, at Rockford Beach in Jefferson County, KMOV reported.

Autorities had yet to perform an autopsy as of noon Sunday.