Body found at Beatrice park ID’d as that of missing man

Nebraska News

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — A body found near a Beatrice camping ground along the banks of the Big Blue River has been identified as that of a missing Beatrice man.

The Beatrice Daily Sun reports that police say the body, found Monday near Riverside Park, is that of 32-year-old Robert “Bobby” Barton.

Police say Barton had not been seen since the night of August 15 and was reported missing by a friend. Gage County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the park around 10 a.m. Monday after someone boating on the river spotted a body in a wooded area along the river’s north bank.

Gage County Attorney Roger Harris, who is also the county coroner, says no foul play is suspected in Barton’s death.

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