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Body of missing boater found

Staff writer

An autopsy report for a Eudora angler found dead at Marion Reservoir last week will take six to eight weeks to complete.

According to coroner JoAnn Knaak, the body of Steve Meyer, 46, was sent to Topeka for autopsy, and toxicology results will take several weeks to complete.

Meyer was reported missing early June 30 by his fiancé after he failed to contact her. Searchers found his boat about two hours later, crashed offshore two miles north of Cottonwood Point, partially submerged by brush with its trolling engine still running.

His shirt, hat, and cellular phone were still in the boat, and fishing lines were set. No life preserver was found.

Meyer’s body was found the morning of July 1 after a grueling search through two nights, the scorching heat of June 30, and underbrush hazards caused by the reservoir being overfull.

Last modified July 10, 2019