Body found in river identified as missing man, autopsy planned

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UPDATE: The man who had gone missing for a few hours on Sunday and was recovered from the Mississippi River has been identified as Jeffrey G. Teshak, 53, of Davenport. His body was located near his boat that was docked at the Isle Casino marina.

An autopsy has been scheduled in Ankeny, Iowa. No foul play is suspected and the investigation is ongoing awaiting autopsy results, according to the City of Bettendorf.

EARLIER UPDATE: The body of a 53-year-old Davenport man was recovered Sunday near the Isle Casino in Bettendorf.

Bettendorf police and fire crews responded to the boat docks near the casino in reference to a missing person, says a news release from the City of Bettendorf.

The man, whose name is not being released until his family is notified, was last seen near his boat on the dock.

Representatives from Bettendorf and Moline Fire Departments, Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the Rock Island Arsenal launched recovery efforts near his last known location.

About 4 p.m., crews found the man’s body near his boat in the Mississippi River.

No foul play is suspected, but the investigation continues, the release says.

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