• Police identify body found at Illinois River

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    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. - Quick Facts:
    • GRDA police recovered a body at the Illinois River Friday.
    • Investigators believe the man drowned near the War Eagle Resort by Tahlequah.
    • The victim’s name wasn’t released. Officials are working to notify next of kin.

    GRDA police said officers recovered a body Friday at the Illinois River.

    A man was found near the War Eagle Resort by Tahlequah. Officials believe he drowned.

    He was identified as 25-year-old Jeffrey Harris Porter. They said Porter was missing since around 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

    Porter was in the area visiting a friend. The friend told police she went to her car and when she came back, he was gone.

    His belongings were found unattended on the shore.

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