Metro Nashville Police: Death of Riley Strain Appears “Accidental”
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Metro Nashville Police: Death of Riley Strain Appears “Accidental”

Authorities with the Metro Nashville Police Department say the death of Springfield native and Mizzou student Riley Strain appears “accidental”.

Officers say a complete preliminary autopsy of the 22-year-olds body shows no signs of foul play.

Strain was in Nashville on a trip with member of his fraternity when he was kicked out of a bar downtown.

From there he began walking, and encountered an MNPD officer who was investigating a car burglary.

Video footage shows Strain and the officer exchanging pleasantries before he then begins walking again.

A large search began with volunteers searching around the area for signs of the Kickapoo High School graduate.

Strain’s bank card was found by a volunteer group of TikTok content creators who were aiding in the search on March 17.

Five days later, on March 22, Strain’s body was located in the Cumberland River in West Nashville.

Investigators are still working to gather more information and evidence in the case, but continue to say the death looks to be accidental.