COLFAX, Iowa — Authorities say the body of a man missing since Sunday has been recovered from the South Skunk River in Jasper County.

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that the body of Mike McDaniels, of Newton, was found near Metz Bridge, southeast of Colfax. An autopsy has been ordered.

The 67-year-old McDaniels was last seen Sunday night at his half brother’s home. His van and some fishing gear were found the next day along the river.

Deputies searching for the body found it about 12:45 p.m. Thursday, trapped in mud and under logs and other debris near the river’s edge.

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