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Missouri monkey escapee confirmed dead

PLEASANT HOPE, Mo. | A monkey that has been on the loose for nearly a month after escaping from a southwest Missouri refuge is dead.

Polk County Sheriff Steve Bruce said the monkey was apparently hit by a car. The monkey's body was found in Pleasant Hope.

During a May 8 storm, a tree limb fell on a cage at refuge between Ebenezer and Brighton. Two monkeys escaped. One was quickly recaptured, but the second got away.

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