Coroner IDs man found dead in river as Bossier City resident

Updated: Mar. 9, 2017 at 3:34 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - A Bossier City man is one of two people whose bodies were found in Red River.

Dental records were used to identify him as 27-year-old Justin M. Bennett, the Caddo coroner's office announced Thursday.

A jogger noticed Bennett's body about 6:25 p.m. Feb. 18 near Marie and Charles Hamel Memorial Park along Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway in Shreveport.

The Caddo sheriff's marine patrol recovered his body about 7:20 p.m.

A few hours earlier, authorities found the body of another man later identified as 40-year-old Ramseize Williams, of Shreveport, under the Interstate 20 bridge. He subsequently was identified through his fingerprints.

Authorities have found no indication that the two deaths are related.

The investigations into the causes of their deaths continues.

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