Deputies discover body in Mississippi River


Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office

APSO says the body of a man was found in the Mississippi River on Wednesday night.

An African-American man was discovered “near Lemanville Park in Donaldsonville” around 5 p.m., according to Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre.

Deputies are still figuring out how the man died.

An autopsy is forthcoming and this investigation remains open.

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