Body of Riley Strain found in Cumberland River

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – The 2-week seek for lacking College of Missouri scholar Riley Pressure is over after authorities pulled the 22-year-old’s physique from the Cumberland River on Friday morning.

Pressure’s physique, discovered eight miles down river from the place he was final seen, nonetheless had on the shirt he was carrying when he went lacking on March 8 after getting kicked out of Luke’s 32 Bridge in Downtown Nashville, in line with Metro Nashville Police Division Chief John Drake. Authorities don’t suspect foul play in his disappearance nor his demise, Drake mentioned simply hours after the 22-year-old was discovered lifeless.

Pressure’s physique being discovered was first reported to authorities by barge operators close to the river. Drake mentioned employees have been working to take away an object from the river after they noticed the physique.

“They seen what gave the impression to be Riley Pressure pop up,” Drake mentioned, including the Nashville Hearth Division responded and pulled the physique from the river. “The health worker’s workplace reviewed the physique and we’ve confirmed that it’s Riley Pressure.”

Pressure’s physique was discovered after two weeks of intensive search by air, boat and on foot that included the Metro Nashville Police Division, Nashville Hearth Division, Nashville’s Workplace of Emergency Administration, Cheatham County Sheriff’s Workplace, Tennessee Wildlife Sources Company, United Cajun Navy and numerous volunteers.

The physique of Riley Pressure has been recovered from the Cumberland River.

Pressure’s disappearance caught the eye of nationwide and social media, which led to a lot unfounded hypothesis across the circumstances of his disappearance and demise. A TikToker discovering Pressure’s financial institution card on the banks of the Cumberland River stoked the flame of hypothesis even additional.

From the start, authorities emphasised there was no proof to assist claims of foul play. The police division was flooded with suggestions concerning the potential for foul play within the case however none that have been vetted turned up any leads, Sgt. Robert Nielsen mentioned.

Movies launched by companies and police present Pressure stumbling and falling round Nashville after being kicked out of the bar. The Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Fee has launched an investigation into whether or not Pressure was overserved alcohol on the evening of his disappearance. Luke’s 32Bridge claims Pressure was served only one alcoholic beverage and two waters whereas he was on the bar.

The TABC has labored with native legislation enforcement to find out the place else he was served alcohol that evening.

“All licensed institutions questioned have been cooperative,” a TABC spokesman mentioned. “The ultimate report shall be made public as soon as the investigation has been closed.”

Drake mentioned Pressure’s household has been notified of his restoration.

It is a creating story. Examine again for updates.