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Body found in Ohio River last week identified

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Published: May. 3, 2022 at 11:54 AM CDT|Updated: May. 10, 2022 at 9:34 AM CDT
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OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - A body pulled from the Ohio River in Owensboro on May 3 has been identified.

The Daviess County Coroner identified the man as 66-year-old Jimmy Mills of Chrisney, Indiana.

The coroner’s office says he was reported missing from Spencer County on December 29, 2021.

We’re told no foul play was suspected.

The recovery happened at the boat ramp at English Park last week, where Owensboro police and other agencies worked together to find the body and bring it back to shore.

Police say they got a call reporting a body in the water. After confirming there really was a body, they started the recovery effort.

Police say recoveries like this aren’t frequent, but they aren’t uncommon either.

”It does occur, obviously. We have a large area of river that borders our city, so we do get these from time to time,” said Owensboro police officer Andrew Boggess. I wouldn’t say it’s a frequent occurrence but we do get them occasionally.”

Police say the recovery was a coordinated effort between the Owensboro police, fire department, Daviess County Coroner’s office, and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife.

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