Archive for Thursday, June 24, 2004

Sheriff’s department confirms identity of body in Kansas River

June 24, 2004


The Douglas County Sheriff's Department has identified the body pulled Wednesday morning from the Kansas River as that of 51-year-old Robert Lee Lathrom of Oskaloosa.

Family members reported Lathrom missing Monday afternoon after he disappeared while fishing with family and friends along the river. A fisherman reported seeing the body wash up around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday along the North bank of the river about 50 yards east of the Kaw River Bridge.

Family members said Wednesday they believed it to be Lathrom's body.

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