Body found in MO. River near Percival, IA is that of an Omaha man

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October 25th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police have identified a body found on the Iowa side of the Missouri River as a man who jumped off a bridge in Omaha nearly three weeks ago. Police on Tuesday identified the man as 19-year-old Corey Criss, of Omaha. Authorities say his death doesn’t appear suspicious or criminal. A fisherman discovered a body on Sunday in the river west of Percival, Iowa.

Police say a man was seen jumping from the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge on Oct. 7. Witnesses lost sight of the man in the water. Emergency crews searched the river, but couldn’t find him and the search was called off.