Missing Person Found in Iowa River near Wapello

Last Wednesday law enforcement responded to a parked and empty car on the Highway 99 bridge in Wapello that crosses over the Iowa River.

They then began a missing person investigation and requested assistance from local fire departments to conduct a river search in case the person had jumped.

Yesterday at around 10am, the Wapello Fire Department recovered a body from the Iowa River two miles down from that bridge. The body of 36-year-old Michael Matson of Wapello is believed to be the missing person.

An autopsy is scheduled for today. Foul play is not suspected.