Panna police recovered the body of Panna National Park fire watcher from Ken river in Bhairodev area on Saturday. He had been missing since May 18.
Madla police station officer ML Rawat said the police recovered the body of Durjan Singh Yadav (22), resident of Madla village, from Ken river.
The body was floating on water. The police prima facie attributed his death to drowning.
However, the National Park administration had earlier claimed that a crocodile could have devoured him while he was bathing in the river.
Sources said there were no signs of tearing by crocodile or any other animal and no major injury marks on the body.
The body has been sent for autopsy.
On May 20, the Panna National Park administration had lodged a missing report with the police and had made efforts to locate him.