For any of you who need one more reason not to fish in the sewage ditch
that is River Des Peres.
Yesterday fishermen discovered a dead body
floating in the "river" near the South Broadway bridge. View Larger Map
The Post-Dispatch reports
that police are still attempting to identify the body, which had been in the water "for some time."
The newspaper leaves unanswered the larger questions: A. Who were these "fishermen."
B. Besides dysentery, what did they expect to catch in that shit trough?
On Tuesday police identified the body
as belonging to Charles Daniel Stringfellow, 25, of Mount Carmel, Illinois. The police have not released a cause of death.