Riley Strain’s Body Found In A River Weeks After Being Kicked Out Of A Bar


The body of Riley Strain, the missing student from the University of Missouri, has reportedly been found two weeks after his disappearance.

According to reports, Nashville police confirmed that the 22-year-old’s body was removed from the Cumberland River this morning.

News of Strain’s disappearance came amid claims that he had been kicked out of country singer Luke Bryan’s bar after being allegedly served too much alcohol.

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Riley Strain’s Body Found In A River

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On Friday morning, police announced the news of the discovery of Strain’s body, with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department taking to X (formerly Twitter) to note that an autopsy is pending, although there were no signs of trauma on his body.

They wrote, “BREAKING: The body of Riley Strain was recovered from the Cumberland River in West Nashville this morning, approximately 8 miles from downtown. No foul play-related trauma was observed. An autopsy is pending.”

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According to NBC News, Police Chief John Drake said during a press conference that they were contacted at around 7:28 a.m. by a worker at a nearby business who found the 22-year-old’s body after removing an object from the river.

After the body was taken out of the water by the city fire department, the identity was later verified by the medical examiner’s office. The police chief noted that Strain was still wearing his shirt and other identifiable items on his body upon discovery.

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Riley Strain’s Family Has Been Contacted

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The family of the missing college student has already been contacted about his body being found in the Cumberland River.

“I want to say to the family, my heart and prayers go out to you all for this very unfortunate and tragic incident,” Police Chief Drake said during the press conference. “I also want to say thank you to the Nashville community and the outpouring community of the outpouring support from the community in trying to help us locate Mr. Strain.”

Due to Strain’s height and weight, the police already had an idea of when his body would surface if he were in the Cumberland River. They estimated that he would surface between 14 to 20 days.

“This is the 14th day so we were really expecting anytime soon to find him,” Drake noted.

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As we previously reported, Strain went missing on March 8 after allegedly getting kicked out of singer Luke Bryan’s 32 Bridge Food + Drink in downtown Nashville. The student was on a trip with his fraternity, Delta Chi, for a spring formal.

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