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Body recovered from Missouri River in Pierre, SD

PIERRE, South Dakota (KTIV) – Authorities say a body and vehicle have been recovered from the Missouri River in Pierre.

The Pierre Police Department says on Tuesday the South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Department said a vehicle was submerged in the river near the exit of Down’s Marina.

After authorities and the Pierre Fire Department Dive Squad were able to recover the vehicle, a body was found inside.

Police say the vehicle appeared to have been in the river for an extended period of time.

An autopsy is scheduled in Sioux Falls on Wednesday to determine the identity of the person and the cause of death.

The incident remains under investigation.

Blake Branch

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