April 16, 1907

Body Found in River Now in an
Independence Morgue.

The body of a man was taken from the Missouri river yesterday afternoon north of Independence. Papers found on the body indicate it to be that of Leon Cohen. A letter was found in the coat addressed to Leon Cohen from Louis Cohen, and was dated Denver, December 7, 1906. The letter contained a short account of a concert, and ended, "Whistle while you wait, from your brother Louis."

The man was middle aged, five foot seven inches in height, wore blue serge clothes, two vests and a blue shirt. The body will be kept at Ott's undertaking establishment until Denver is heard from. The body seems to have been in the water for ten days.