Body found in Mustinka River near Wheaton

The discovery raises questions about Terry McCoy's disappearance last month.
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Authorities found a body in the Mustinka River northeast of Wheaton Monday, which has raised possible questions surrounding a missing person.

The Traverse County Sheriff's Office announced it had recovered a man's body from the river Monday with the help of the Douglas County Water Rescue, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Wheaton Police Department.

Officials are now waiting on an autopsy and positive identification of the body.

But the discovery raises questions about the disappearance of Terry McCoy, a 68 year-old from Wheaton, according to KARE11.

The body was found seven miles from McCoy’s home, and McCoy himself hasn’t been seen since June 17, going missing shortly before he was set to sell his farmstead.

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McCoy’s family told KARE 11 the evidence points to foul play. All of McCoy’s personal belongings were left in his home and his car was parked outside when he was discovered missing. A pool of blood and a broken rocking chair were also found inside.

Searches had so far failed to find McCoy, including ground searches and the draining of the duck pond behind his house.

Note: Some of the details provided in this story are based on the police's latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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