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GREEN PARK, Mo. (AP) — A man who fled from police two weeks ago might be the person whose body was found in a quarry, authorities said Thursday.

Officers were investigating on Sept. 24 a report of suspicious people at an industrial complex, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Two people were taken into custody, but a 29-year-old man ran off.

Officers brought out a tracking dog that followed the scent that day, but the dog's handler decided to stop the search because the terrain was too dangerous, said St. Louis County police Officer Tracy Panus.

After some officers saw on social media that the man was missing, they returned and searched again.

They found a body Wednesday morning in about two feet of water near a quarry surrounded by steep embankments that was near to the area police had been tracking two weeks earlier.

Because of the body's condition, authorities will have to use dental records to try to identify it.

 

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