Body Recovered in Coosa River

Authorities are investigating the discovery of a body in the Coosa River in Etowah County. Etowah County Coroner Michael Head said the body was found Wednesday night in Glencoe. Authorities identify the body as 51-year-old Jonathon Kirk of Southside. Head says it had probably been in the water a few days. Kirk was found in the Coosa River about 300 or 400 feet from his house, across the city line in Glencoe. Head says they are waiting on an autopsy for a cause of death. The death is not suspected as a homicide but as an unusual or suspicious death. The investigation into the death continues.


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