Police identify body found at Illinois River

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.