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Body Found, Believed to be Benton County Missing Man

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BENTON CO, Tenn- The search for a West Tennessee Man, reported missing from Benton County Saturday, appears to have ended.

Investigators found a body, which they believe to be 72-year-old Dan Couger, about half a mile from where his boat was found tied up Saturday in Trigg County, Kentucky. Police said markings and scars on the body lead them to believe it is Couger.

Couger went out fishing around 3:30 Friday afternoon and never returned home. Police found his car, with wallet and credit cards inside and undisturbed, near Sulphur Creek in Benton County.

The body is now at a coroner's office in Madisonville, Kentucky to determine the cause of death.

Couger's case still remains under investigation. If you have any information, call the Benton County Sheriff's Department.