A body found in a pickup truck pulled from the Missouri River has been identified as that of an Atchison man missing since late December.
Sixty-nine-year-old Garry Clyde Sandy had last been seen Dec. 28 at an Atchison convenience store. A statewide Silver Alert was issued for him Jan. 10, a day after co-workers at a Wal-Mart store reported him missing.
tchison Police Chief Mike Wilson said that someone walking near the downtown of the northeast Kansas community spotted the pickup truck in the river Sunday. Sandy’s identity was confirmed Monday.
Wilson says there are no indications of foul play, but authorities are awaiting results of an autopsy. It’s also not clear how long the truck had been in the water.
Associated Press information from: St. Joseph News-Press
Atchison authorities say a truck pulled from the Missouri River belongs to an Atchison man who has been missing since late December.
A body was found inside the truck after it was removed from the river Sunday afternoon. Atchison police chief Mike Wilson says tests are being conducted to verify that the body is that of 69-year-old Garry Sandy.
The truck was spotted Sunday afternoon by a walker along the riverfront near downtown Atchison.
Officials had to fight high winds and strong currents while pulling the 2005 Dodge Ram from the river.
Sandy’s family was at the scene and thanked everyone who had worked to find him, and to recover the truck
Associated Press information from: KAIR-AM.