Elk River Body That Of Missing Man

A body found in the Elk River has now been identified as that of a man who was reported missing recently. Sheriff's divers combing the river near Walgrove and Blue Creek Roads found the body, which has been I-D'd as that of 48-year-old Rex Hughes. Hughes lived nearby and his personal effects were found on the river bank near where divers located his body. Family members said he swam there occasionally and reported him missing when he failed to return home from a trip down to the river.