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Body discovered floating in the Mississippi River on Monday

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Press Release:

On Monday, August 21, 2023, at approximately 4:09 p.m., the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a member of the United States Coast Guard working with a crew on the Mississippi River stating they located a body floating in the water. The caller advised they were near the 687-mile marker on the Mississippi River, on the Tunica County side of the river.

Sheriff deputies were dispatched to the scene, along with the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office’s Search and Rescue Team. Around 5:20 p.m., the body was recovered and was pronounced deceased by the Tunica County Coroner.

The deceased subject was identified as an unknown male. Race has not been positively determined. The body was transported to the Mississippi Crime Lab (Medical Examiner’s Office) in Jackson, MS for an autopsy to determine an official cause of death and to positively identify the deceased person.

Tunica County Sheriff’s Office, along with other law enforcement agencies will be working together in reference this incident. This investigation is active and ongoing. If anyone has any information regarding missing persons, please contact the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office investigation division at 662-363-1411.

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