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Body found in river identified as missing Kingston man

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Family, friends to continue search for missing Kingston man

Blake Cowart

A body found in the Etowah River last week in Bartow County has been confirmed to be the remains of a man who had been reported missing since April 4, the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office has reported.

According to the sheriff’s office:

The Medical Examiner’s Office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations Crime Lab reported that Richard Blake Cowart’s body was found Thursday.

Cowart has been reported missing since the morning of April 4 from his home on Hardin Bridge Road near the Etowah River.

According to Sheriff Clark Millsap, the cause of death has not yet been determined.

The body was found by fishermen.