Louisiana authorities identify body recovered from Red River

May 7, 2021 GMT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A body pulled from the Red River in Louisiana was identified Friday, the Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office said.

The coroner’s office, in a news release, said the body of Tommie Shane Weeks, 41, of Benton was recovered near Bishop Point on Wednesday. An employee of the Joe D. Waggoner Lock & Dam, No. 5 reported seeing a body in the river near a brushy, turbulent area around 8:45 a.m.

Weeks was identified through fingerprint and dental records, the coroner’s office said.

An autopsy has been ordered to determine a cause of death.