Update: Body pulled from river believed to be missing UW-River Falls student


A body believed to be that of a missing University of Wisconsin-River Falls student was recovered from the Kinnickinnic River Monday afternoon, River Falls city officials announced.

The body was found in the river near the spot where Robert Sontag, 20, was last seen early Friday morning.

Officials say a wallet containing a photo ID and other documents belonging to Sontag was found on the body.

Sontag, a native of Shafer, Minn., was last seen about 1 a.m. Friday near the 400 block of South Main Street, after being separated from a friend while walking home from a bar, KSTP reports.

Police say alcohol was involved.

Sontag, who was a dairy science major, did not attend class Friday or show up for work over the weekend, and he was reported missing on Sunday afternoon.

The medical examiner will confirm his identity and determine the cause of his death.

The River Falls Police Department and other law enforcement agencies continue their investigation.

Vigil for Moriah Zwart

The search continues for another missing person, 20-year-old Moriah Zwart, who disappeared Friday in Le Sueuer.

Police believe she may have been swept away in the Minnesota River where she was camping with a friend. Alcohol is said to be a factor.

A candlelight vigil is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. at American Legion Park in Le Sueur, KSTP reports.

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