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Body of Millstone pulled from Missouri River

I.E. Millstone (UPI file photo/Bill Greenblatt)


St. Charles, Mo. – The body of 102-year-old builder and philanthropist I.E. Millstone has been found in the Missouri River at St. Charles, more than two weeks after he reportedly jumped from a bridge upstream.

A barge worker discovered the body around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Missouri State Water Patrol Sgt. Jerry Callahan confirmed the body was that of Millstone.

Last month, a witness saw an elderly man jump from the Daniel Boone Bridge into the Missouri River. A vehicle belonging to Millstone's caretaker was parked nearby.

Millstone's company built dozens of St. Louis landmarks, including the old Busch Stadium. He donated millions to Jewish projects and for causes related to education and the arts.