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Body of Springfield Native, Mizzou Student Riley Strain Found in Nashville

The Metro Nashville Police is officially reporting the death of Mizzou student and former Kickapoo graduate Riley Strain.

Officers say they received a call Friday morning in the Nations neighborhood in west Nashville for a report of a body in the Cumberland River.

When authorities arrived, they investigating the scene and the body and confirmed it was the 22-year-old Strain.

He had gone missing March 8 after being kicked out of a Nashville bar while on a trip with members of his fraternity at the University of Missouri.

Reports continued to pour in over the coming days of him interacting with a police officer and his bank card being found along the river’s edge.

Investigators say that there are no signs of foul-play, or any “foul-play related trauma” based on the condition of Strain’s body.

The family has since been notified, and in a statement Friday, Nashville Police Chief John Drake expressed his condolences to the family, and his gratitude for law enforcement in the search.

“I want to say to the family my heart and prayers go out to you all for this very unfortunate and tragic incident,” Drake said. “I also want to say thank you to the Nashville community (for) the outpouring of support from the community in trying to help us locate Mr. Strain.”