UPDATE: Officials identify man in Cedar County death

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UPDATE (4:30 p.m.): According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around 1 p.m. Wednesday at Price Branch on Stockton Late, two miles east of the city of Stockton.

The victim has been identified as Kurt Surber, 61, of Stockton.

It is unknown at this time what happened, but has been determined that Surber was run over by his own vehicle.

The boat, truck, and trailer went into the lake, the truck and trailer sank and the boat floated above the trailer while still attached by a strap to the trailer.

UPDATE (1:14 p.m.): The Highway Patrol is determining this to be a non-traffic fatality crash.

UPDATE (11:34 a.m.): The death is no longer being investigated as a homicide, therefore, police are not looking for anyone involved.

Due to the seriousness of the injury, authorities originally thought there was a gunshot wound. However, after closer investigation, it was determined there was not a gunshot wound.

The man was found in a gravel area where people launch boats. The man’s vehicle and trailer were found in the lake and a boat, found floating, was attached to the trailer.

The cause of death is still unknown at this time but investigators say the death looks to be unintentional. Next of kin have not been notified so no details have been released on the identity of the man.

UPDATE (8:53 a.m.): MSHP is sending a dive team out at the scene at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday.

STOCKTON LAKE, Mo. – The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the death of a man alongside the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office.

According to Sergeant John Luekenhoff with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the case is being investigated as a suspected homicide.

The Highway Patrol was called out to investigate a death at Stockton Lake near Price Branch.

Troopers and deputies, according to Luekenhoff, have been at the scene since 4 p.m. this afternoon, April 22.

There is no word on the cause of death at this time.

This is a developing story.

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