Update: Body Found in Missouri River Identified

By: WOWT 6 News Email
By: WOWT 6 News Email

The Mills County Sheriff's Department has identified the man found dead near the Plattsmouth Bridge.

The victim, 49-year-old Robert Jensen of Council Bluffs, had been listed as a missing person. His family called investigators after reading the descriptions of the tattoos on his body. They were then able to positively identify him.

It's still unclear what caused Jensen's death; Mills County continues to investigate.



Posted July 10, 2014


The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and Mills County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help in identifying a male body pulled from the Missouri River on July 1, 2014.

The unidentified male body was located in the area of Lincoln’s Landing campground near the Plattsmouth Bridge in southern Mills County, Iowa.

The body was found with blue denim “Chaps” shorts, size 38, white/grey Under Armour boxer briefs, size large, a brown belt and black Ocean Pacific shoes, size medium 9-10.

The body has a Playboy bunny tattoo on the upper left part of the chest, a monochromatic tattoo of two unclothed Asian women with a dragon in the background located on the upper left arm and a tribal tattoo on the right shin.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Mills County Sheriff Eugene Goos at (712) 527-4337 or DCI Special Agent Phillip Kennedy at (712) 322-1585.


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