Gonzales was found dead in the water near Spring River on Wednesday, April 25.
Carthage, Missouri Police Chief Greg Dagnan says a preliminary autopsy showed Gonzalez was killed with a sharp instrument of some kind.
Chief Dagnan says the girlfriend of Gonzales had been looking for him for a couple hours when she discovered the body.
Dagnan says Gonzales did not have any family in the area.
(story courtesy CBS affiliate KOAM, Joplin, MO)
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