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JEFFERSON COUNTY (KSDK) - Authorities have positively identified a body found in a drainage area in Jefferson County as that of a missing Barnhart man.

Dale Leija was reported missing earlier this month, and Wednesday, Jefferson County Sheriff Oliver "Glenn" Boyer said that Leija was positively identified.

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He was last seen at a 7-Eleven near Catlin Road and Highway M. Late Monday afternoon, a body was found nearby in a drainage ditch.

There is no word on how Leija might have died.

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