Officials identify man’s body pulled from Missouri River near Wellington, Mo.

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WELLINGTON, Mo. — Police have identified the man the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol pulled from the Missouri River on July 28

Andrew L. Fischer, 54, of Independence was found dead around 4 p.m. near Wellington, Missouri, approximately 43 miles from downtown Kansas City.

According to a news release, the Jackson County medical examiner conducted the autopsy and identified the man.

No foul play is expected, according to the medical examiner. An investigation is ongoing.

Officials are asking anyone with any information to call the sheriff’s office at (660)259-3684.



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