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Body Of Missing Swimmer Found In Meramec River

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KPLR)-Fishermen found the body of man Sunday morning in the Meramec River.  The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded and recovered the body.

The body is believed to be that of Kurt Murphy, the 39 year old who disappeared in the water near Highway 21 at the Jefferson – St. Louis County line around 5:30pm Friday.  He was reportedly swimming with his girlfriend when he went under the water and did not resurface.