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Body found in Red River

Posted: Updated: Aug 9, 2013 07:40 PM
CADDO PARISH, LA (KSLA) -

The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office confirms a body has been found in the Red River just south of the Shreveport Barksdale bridge.

Caddo Sheriff's Office spokesperson Cindy Chadwick says deputies were called just after 5 p.m. by some boaters who had pulled up to the banks of the river to take a break when they made the discovery.

There is no word yet on the age or race, but deputies say it is a male. It is believed the body may have been in the water anywhere from 2 to 7 days. He was wearing shorts and white sneakers. There was no identification found, and no signs of foul play.

The body was recovered by the Caddo Sheriff's Office Marine Unit and taken to the marine unit at the Stoner boat launch. It has since been taken to the coroner's office.

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