Residents of a small central Iowa city say they're saddened at the discovery of a body in a river believed to be that of a 15-year-old girl who was abducted more than two weeks ago.
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BOONE, Iowa (AP) -- Residents of a small central Iowa city say they're saddened at the discovery of a body in a river believed to be that of a 15-year-old girl who was abducted more than two weeks ago.
Along streets and businesses in Dayton, purple ribbons on trees, plants and utility poles signified hope for finding Kathylnn Shepard alive.
But hope dwindled after authorities announced a body was discovered Friday night in the Des Moines River near Boone, about 20 miles away. Authorities completed an autopsy Saturday and identification is pending.
Michael Klunder is suspected of kidnapping Shepard and a 12-year-old girl in Dayton on May 20. The younger girl escaped, and Klunder committed suicide.
Authorities say clothing and other evidence match what Kathlynn was wearing the day she was taken.
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