Christopher Marks

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Updated 3:27 p.m. to correct Combs current age. He is 43 years old.

A man who gave alcohol to minors during an outing along the Meramec River during which one of them drowned will spend a year in jail for his crime.

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The stepfather of a 12-year-old boy who drowned in the Meramec River in August has been charged with seven counts of endangering the welfare of a child after supplying alcohol to seven minors.

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An autopsy has determined that a St. Louis County boy found dead in the Meramec River drowned.

The body of 12-year-old Christopher Marks of Affton was recovered Tuesday afternoon about six miles downstream from where a search began. He had been missing since Sunday while on an outing with relatives in a conservation area.

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The St. Louis County Police have confirmed that a body pulled from the Meramec River earlier this afternoon is that of a missing Affton boy.