Research biologists find badly decomposed body in Mississippi River

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Three research biologists conducting a study on the Mississippi River southeast of St. Paul made a grisly discovery Tuesday – a badly decomposed body.

The workers from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) were studying invasive Asian carp near St. Paul Park when they found the body near Hidden Harbor Marina, the Pioneer Press reports.

According to the newspaper, authorities believe the body had been in the water for at least a year and was in such a state of decomposition that its gender could not be determined.

KARE 11 reports the body was found in a side channel to the south of the marina at around 9:15 a.m., with several agencies responding, including the Washington County Sheriff's Office, St. Paul Park Police, and St. Paul Fire Department.

The body has been turned over to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner for identification, but this is expected to be a slow process given how long the body had been missing.

The South Washington County Bulletin notes there are no reports of missing people in St. Paul Park, but adds it is possible the body floated downstream from somewhere farther up the river.

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