Remains found in mid-Missouri in 2015 were those of Lawrence man

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Phillip Owen Morgan (Credit: Lawrence Police Department)

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Authorities have determined that a body that was found in the Missouri River four years ago is that of a missing Kansas man.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that DNA was used to help identify the remains of Phillip Owen Morgan.

The Lawrence, Kansas, man was 38 when he was reported missing on June 11, 2015. Three days later, the body of an unidentified drowning victim was found near the Missouri town of Hartsburg, which is about 10 miles northeast of Jefferson City.

Several people told police that Owen liked to hike near the Kansas River, which was flooding when he disappeared.

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