Coroner: Cause of death ruled as drowning - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Coroner: Cause of death ruled as drowning

(Source: Mike Mohundro) (Source: Mike Mohundro)
(Source: Mike Mohundro) (Source: Mike Mohundro)
The victim's family says they are stunned by the discovery. The victim's family says they are stunned by the discovery.
POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) -

Police have identified a body found Sunday morning in the Black River.

Jacky Lynn Green, 51, was found by some people fishing in the river around 7 a.m. in Poplar Bluff just north of Wiseman Park.

Butler County Coroner Jim Akers says the cause of death has been ruled as a drowning since Green was found in the water.  Akers says he had no broken bones or gunshot wounds.

The victim was last seen reportedly taking a cab to a Poplar Bluff bar on Thursday.

The man's family says they are stunned by the discovery.

"This is just a shock, because finding his body in the Black River is something we never expected," said the victim's sister Tammy Green. "I do his laundry every week, buy his groceries and I see him every week. Two or three times a week. For him not to show up at work for the last couple of days, I knew something was wrong."

Family members went to police to report the man missing Sunday morning and police were able to later determine his identity.

An autopsy was conducted Monday morning in Farmington, Mo.  The cause of death was ruled a drowning, but the manner of Green's death is still under investigation.  Akers says no foul play is suspected.

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