Body found in McCook area identified

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Updated: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:19:00 CST

The Hitchcock County Sheriff's Department has positively identified the body of an 18 year old found Saturday in the McCook area. This morning the Sheriff's Department released that the body is that of Austin J. Wright. The 18 year old was reported missing by his family on March 9.

Wright's body was found 4 miles southwest of Palisade, Nebraska in Hitchcock County. An preliminary autopsy was completed Tuesday evening. An investigation is ongoing and the Sheriff's Department is not releasing any more information at this time.