Archive for Monday, April 28, 2008

Sheriff’s office: Body found in Kaw tentatively identified as missing canoeist

April 28, 2008


A body found this morning in the Kansas River in Wyandotte County has been tentatively identified as that of Shaun Shaw, the missing canoeist, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

The body will be taken to the coroner's office for examination, Sheriff's Lt. Kari Wempe said.

The body was discovered at 8:40 a.m. near 78th Street and Holiday Drive in Kansas City, Kan. Douglas County officers responded to the scene along with Kansas City police.

Shaw 26, of De Soto, had been missing since April 19. He was in a canoe with friends when it capsized near Eudora.


iplaysupernintendo 10 years, 1 month ago

This is too bad. For the sake of the family, I hope that they do identify the body so that they can have an ending to this tragic story..

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 10 years, 1 month ago

yes, and not a beginning of another tragic story.

bearded_gnome 10 years, 1 month ago

God care for the family who lost their beloved man. I too hope that this is the man so the family can have some ending and closure.

ontheotherhand 10 years ago

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wlf2527 10 years ago

I'm glad that Shaun's body has been found. Now my cousin can get on with her life. On that she lost someone she loved. My love goes out too her.

neversaynever 10 years ago

The body has been idendified as Shaun since the posting of this update.

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