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Mother of man found in the Red River gave him prophetic last words

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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

The mother of a man whose body was found Friday on the banks of the Red River says she sensed something was wrong when she heard about the discovery.

The body of 46-year-old Marvin Eddie Weed was found by a boater around 5 p.m. near the banks of the Red River just south of the Shreveport-Barksdale Bridge on Friday, August 9.

A video of Marvin Eddie Weed being baptized is the only way his mother, Virginia Weed, can see her first born son alive again. "It's killing me inside. I don't know what to do from one moment to the next," says Virginia Weed.

The moments she shared with the son she called Eddie are gone.  The black bag his body was carried in only symbolized the darkness that now engulfs his mother's heart. "I wish he'd come home.  Every since I heard it on the news, I've been hoping that door would open. 'Momma, I'm home.' This is all a nightmare. My worst nightmare came through as reality," says Weed.

The door would never open. Weed says Eddie left their house on Thursday saying he was going to the river.  It's a place he often went. This was her last message to him, "Eddie that river is too dangerous don't be going down to that river."

Weed says Eddie moved in with her several months ago after falling on hard times. He previously struggled with alcohol but turned his life around after being baptized last year.  Waiting to hear his voice before the body was identified wrenched her heart.

"It was horrible. Waiting to hear on the news if it was or it wasn't him was what was the hardest. It was worst than sitting around waiting on somebody that you know is going to die.  It was terrible," she says.

Virginia Weed adds that she is retired and has no idea how she will pay for her son's funeral because she only has about $40.00 in her bank account.  If you would like to donate funds for Marvin Weed's funeral expenses, go into or call any Chase bank location in the Shreveport/Bossier area and ask to make a deposit to "Marvin's Funeral Expense Account."

Caddo Parish coroner Dr. Todd Thoma says the investigation so far shows no foul play. The cause of death is still under investigation.

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