Body Found in River Near Fort Scott, KS

By Stacie Strader
KOAM – October 17, 2018

The Fort Scott Police Department has found a body believed to be that of 74-year-old Edith Hawkins.

Police say they were called to S. Clark Street around 1:05 this afternoon (Oct. 16, 2018) in reference to a missing person. Authorities were told that Hawkins left her home earlier in the day around 10:00 a.m. and had not been seen since. Family members told police that she suffered from Alzheimer’s.

The Fort Scott Police and Fire Departments, Bourbon County Sheriff’s Office, Mercy EMS and District 3 Rural Fire began searching for Hawkins in and around the City of Fort Scott.

Around 3:00 p.m. authorities found a deceased body believed to be Edith Hawkins in the water of the Marmaton River between Second Street Bridge and the North National Bridge.

Authorities say the body is being sent to Frontier Forensics in Kansas City. The investigation is ongoing.


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