Topeka — The body of a retired priest who had been missing since Sunday has been recovered in a private lake near Topeka.
The Shawnee County Sheriff's Department says a water rescue team found the body of 77-year-old Bruce Rahtjen early Tuesday from Lake Edun, a nudist camp near Topeka. He was last seen by his wife fishing at the lake on Sunday.
The Kansas City Star reports that Rahtjen was pastor at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Kansas City until retiring in 1999. He then became a pastor at Melrose Methodist Church and was president of the Historic Kansas City Foundation.
Shawnee County sheriff's Lt. Jay Simecka says authorities do not believe criminal activity was involved in Rahtjen's death.