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Maplewood Police Find Body of Missing Person, Possibly Swept Away by Flood Waters


Maplewood Police report that they recovered the body of a missing person after last night's storm.

Police said that on September 1, at approximately 9:30 p.m., the Maplewood Police Department received a missing person report from a resident of Maple Terrace. 

According to police, the caller reported that her husband went outside during the rainstorm for about an hour and had not returned. 

Police said that officers and Fire Rescue Personnel, along with neighbors, conducted a thorough check of the surrounding area and were unable to locate him due to dark and hazardous flood conditions. 

According to police, the following morning at about 7:12 a.m., Patrols located an individual who appeared to be deceased in the area of 658 Ridgewood Road. EMS and advanced life support were dispatched to the scene. 

The victim was pronounced deceased by medical personnel on the scene.

Police said that it is believed that he may have been attempting to remove debris from drains in the area and was suddenly swept up into dangerous floodwaters. 

The Regional Medical Examiner responded to the scene and transported the victim to their facility to determine the cause of death. 

Detectives later confirmed this person as the missing resident reported the prior evening.