WINNEBAGO, Neb. | Police were working Thursday to identify a man's body that was found in the Missouri River near Winnebago and to determine whether his death involved foul play.
The man's remains were found about 11 a.m. Wednesday near Big Bear Park, east of Winnebago, the Thurston County Sheriff's Office said.
Although the body had not been identified, authorities in Thurston and Dixon counties said they did not believe it was that of a man who fell into the river near Ponca State Park on Oct. 13.
Steve Bevelhymer, 55, of Ponca, Neb., fell into the water downstream from the state park boat ramp while trying to set anchor. James Bevelhymer, 49, of Ponca, also fell into the water but was able to climb back into the boat and call police.
Dixon County officials were still searching for Steve Bevelhymer's remains. He was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, jeans and athletic shoes
Dixon County Sheriff Dean Chase said the body found in the river near Winnebago didn't match Bevelhymer's description and was dressed in different clothing.