Body found near river identified as missing Beatrice man

The Gage County Sheriff's Office confirmed the body to be Robert Barton, who had not been seen since the evening of Aug 15th, 2020.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Authorities have identified a body found along a river bank outside of Beatrice as a man who had been reported missing earlier this month.

Gage County Attorney Roger Harris confirmed the body to be Robert Barton, who had not been seen since the evening of Aug 15th, 2020.

Barton’s body was discovered Monday morning on the banks of the Big Blue River, just northwest of Riverside Park, by someone who been boating on the river. It was transported from the scene to Omaha for an autopsy.

Harris said while final autopsy results are still pending, foul play is not suspected.

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