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Shreveport bayou drowning victim identified

Rescuers search for man reported as struggling in the water in Twelve Mile Bayou near Levee and Market streets in downtown Shreveport the afternoon of Oct. 11.  (Source: Jasmine Payoute/KSLA News 12) Rescuers search for man reported as struggling in the water in Twelve Mile Bayou near Levee and Market streets in downtown Shreveport the afternoon of Oct. 11. (Source: Jasmine Payoute/KSLA News 12)
Rescuers search for man reported as struggling in the water in Twelve Mile Bayou near Levee and Market streets in downtown Shreveport the afternoon of Oct. 11.  (Source: Jasmine Payoute/KSLA News 12) Rescuers search for man reported as struggling in the water in Twelve Mile Bayou near Levee and Market streets in downtown Shreveport the afternoon of Oct. 11. (Source: Jasmine Payoute/KSLA News 12)
Rescuers search for man reported as struggling in the water in Twelve Mile Bayou near Levee and Market streets in downtown Shreveport the afternoon of Oct. 11.  (Source: Jasmine Payoute/KSLA News 12) Rescuers search for man reported as struggling in the water in Twelve Mile Bayou near Levee and Market streets in downtown Shreveport the afternoon of Oct. 11. (Source: Jasmine Payoute/KSLA News 12)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

The Caddo Parish Coroner's Office has released the name of the man who drowned in Cross Bayou Tuesday.

The victim was identified as 27-year-old Levi Price of Keithville, through unique tattoos. Scientific identification through Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit confirmed the identification.

At this time it is unknown how Price ended up in the bayou on the northern edge of the downtown area from the Market Street bridge where he last was seen. 

His body was recovered just before 5:30 p.m., after a search that lasted just under an hour. 

An eyewitness said she saw someone in the water but they never came out.

Boats from the Caddo sheriff's marine patrol were launched. And 2 divers from the Shreveport Fire Department were in the water searching for the man.  

The investigation into his death continues.

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