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Officials Identify Body in the Missouri River

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The Cascade County Sheriff's Office says the man's body has been identified as 54-year-old William Joseph Lawrence. Family members were notified Saturday morning. Authorities say an autopsy on Saturday determined that Lawrence drowned, and that there doesn't appear to be any indication of foul play.  On Friday afternoon, kayakers were rowing east bound on the river when they came across what they thought was a rock after coming closer to it, the two realized that what was floating was a dead man's body. The river rescue unit from Great Falls Fire and Rescue were able to bring the body to shore after confirming immediately that it was a body. Authorities on the scene say the body appeared to have been in the river for some time ranging anywhere from two to seven days. 

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