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Body found along Ohio River across from Beckjord Power Station

Posted: 1:33 PM, Sep 27, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-27 17:23:56-04
Body found along Ohio River across from Beckjord Power Station

MELBOURNE, Ky. -- A body found Tuesday morning along the Ohio River appears to be a man missing since last week.

Dustin Meadows, 39, was last seen Sept. 20.

Dustin Meadows

A search crew of family and friends found his body on a riverbank across from the Beckjord Power Station at about 10:30 a.m.

Meadows had a home in Melbourne about a half-mile from where searchers found his body.

"His kayaks were all there, so I knew he wasn't out on one of those," older brother Dave Meadows said Tuesday. "So I don't know if he was out swimming. He would go out there all the time. He was a river nut, he just loved it down there. I don't know what happened."

Meadows was born and raised in Fort Thomas and graduated from Highlands High School in 1996.

The Campbell County Coroner's Office will conduct an autopsy.

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Mark Collier, publisher and editor of WCPO news partner Fort Thomas Matters, contributed to this report. Read his story here.