Missouri man's body was in car pulled from Mississippi River

     (AP) – Authorities have identified a man whose body was
discovered in a car pulled from the Mississippi River in Southwestern Illinois
as a 26-year old from Missouri.
     The Belleville News-Democrat reports Jersey County Coroner Larry Alexander
said Wednesday that James Edward Smith, of Florissant, drowned.
     He says foul play isn't suspected.
     Witnesses told police they saw the car enter the river Saturday night near the
Grafton lighthouse, north of St. Louis.
     The Mercury Grand Marquis was recovered Tuesday about 30 yards from the
riverbank where it was seen entering the water.

   

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