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Authorities identify body found in creek as Cedar Rapids man

September 17, 2018

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have identified a body found in a rain-swollen Cedar Rapids stream as a missing kayaker.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that the state medical examiner’s office had identified the body as 34-year-old John Conley of Cedar Rapids.

Conley’s body was found Sept. 6 in Indian Creek. His wife, 30-year-old Samantha Conley, was rescued from the stream several days earlier after their kayak overturned.

The creek was running high because of heavy rain.

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