Buffalo Bill's great-grandsons die in Florida plane crash

CODY, Wyo. - Authorities have recovered the bodies of a businessman and two of "Buffalo Bill" Cody's great-grandsons from the wreckage of a small plane that crashed into a central Florida marsh.

The Federal Aviation Administration reported that the Cessna 310 left Okeechobee Thursday afternoon. The plane was heading to Bartow when the FAA lost contact with it near Fort Pierce. The crash site was discovered in a marsh area Friday morning about 20 miles west of Vero Beach.

Authorities haven't released the names of the victims, but a family member identified them as Rob Krieger -- a Florida businessman -- and brothers Kit and Barry Cody.

Kit Cody's son-in-law, Bryan Edwards, tells The Cody Enterprise the three had been "island hopping" in the Bahamas before the crash.

Buffalo Bill, whose real name was William F. Cody, was best known for his Wild West show, which ran from the 1880s to the early 1900s.  He is buried on Lookout Mountain, west of Denver.

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