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02/06/06

Body Found in River That of Missing Man

Police in McIntosh County are trying to find out if a body found in the Darien River is that of a man reported missing about two weeks ago. McIntosh sheriff's deputies say the body was discovered around 8pm last night in the river near the Darien Bridge. The body is being sent to the GBI crime lab in Savannah for an autopsy and to determine if any foul play is involved.

Authorities have confirmed the body is that of this man, 50-year-old Arthurie Barber. He's been missing since January 23, the day he was released from a local hospital.

Darien police say Barber suffered from diabetes. His girlfriend says she gave him his medication and went to bed, and when she woke up, Barber was gone. Police say he did not take his medication with him.

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