Body of Former NFL Player James Hardy Found in Indiana River

The body of former NFL wide receiver James Hardy III was found in an Indiana river near Fort Wayne on Wednesday, officials said. 

The Allen County Coroner’s Office announced that Hardy's body was identified Thursday afternoon after being found in a logjam on the Maumee River. 

According to NBC's Fort Wayne affiliate, Hardy was reported missing by his family weeks ago.

Police in Fort Wayne said Allen's body was found at the base of Hosey Dam. 

Hardy, who played for the Buffalo Bills for two seasons, was a standout player at Indiana University and played high school football in the Fort Wayne area, according to the report.  

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