Louisiana authorities identify body recovered from Red River
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.