Body found floating in Mississippi River, discovered by tugboat crew

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- The Ascension Parish deputies received a call from a tugboat crew about a body floating in the Mississippi River on June 14.

Deputies arrived on scene, with the assistance from APSO Water Patrol to retrieve the body from the river.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Violent Crimes Unit arrived on scene to investigate and identified the body as 48-year-old Kevin Simoneaux.

As the investigation continued, it was learned that the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a suicide jumper on the Mississippi River Bridge on June 11 but was unable to locate the body until it was recovered in Ascension Parish on June 14.

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