Metro-East News

Man found dead in river at Luhr’s Landing

A man was found dead in the Mississippi River near Columbia Wednesday morning.

The Sheriff’s Department called the coroner to respond to Luhr’s Landing on the river for a dead white man found in the water, according to the Monroe County Coroner’s office.

He was pronounced dead at 7:27 a.m., according to the news release.

Investigators had not determined the cause of his death or his identity as of Wednesday afternoon. Officials were waiting on DNA test results, the release stated.

Kaley Johnson: 618-239-2526, @KaleyJohnson6