Missing man found dead in Valley Park

St. Louis County Police responded to a call the evening of Aug. 20 that Matthew Kirk, 27, was swimming in the area of North Budder Park in Valley Park and his loved ones had lost contact with him.

Police launched a comprehensive search of the area using all available resources, including helicopter, canine, ATVs, and boats, but were still unable to locate Kirk.

Police report that Kirk was found dead on Aug. 21 at approximately 8:30 p.m. with help from the Valley Park Fire Department. An autopsy has determined that he drowned.


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