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Body found in Bourbeuse River identified

The victim was identified as 21-year-old Zachary Blackwell
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UNION, Mo. — An investigation is underway after a man’s body was found in the Bourbeuse River Monday morning.

At around 10:30 a.m., kayakers found the body in the river just east of the Highway 50 bridge, according to the Union Police Department. The body was recovered by Union Fire Rescue and a Union police detective.

Tuesday morning, police identified the victim as 21-year-old Zachary Blackwell of Union. Police said there is no evidence of foul play, but the investigation is ongoing.

No other information has been released. This is a developing story and will be updated as 5 On Your Side confirms more details.