UNION COUNTY, South Dakota — The body believed to be that of a missing Iowa college student has been recovered from the Missouri River.
23-year-old Tom Patterson was out for a swim near Elk Point on Sept. 4 when he went missing.
Over a week later, investigators now believe they’ve recovered his body.
Patterson was a college student at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City.
Officials say his remains have been sent to a medical examiner for a positive identification.