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Body of man at center of Silver Alert found in White River

ENGLISH, Ind. (WISH) — A body found in the White River in Morgan County on Monday morning has been identified as the man at the center of a Silver Alert.

Authorities in Morgan County were called to the White River Three Rivers public access site near State Road 67 just north of the State Road 39 North junction Monday just before 11 a.m. on reports of a man’s body found in the river.

The man was identified by the Morgan County Coroner’s Office as Joe Lee Thompson, 59, of English.

A statewide Silver Alert was issued for Thompson on Aug. 26. Authorities say Thompson was last seen on Aug. 21.

The cause of Thompson’s death has not been determined. An autopsy was conducted and authorities are awaiting toxicology results. Investigators say there are no signs of foul play at this time.

An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office and ask for detective Josh Sparrow via the 911 dispatch center at 765-342-5544.

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