August 22, 2023

Man’s body found in Mississippi River near Tunica County

Therese Apel

An unidentified man’s body was pulled from the Tunica County side of the Mississippi River Monday, officials said.

According to the Tunica County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, deputies received a 911 call from the United States Coast Guard working with a crew on the Mississippi River stating they located a body floating in the water. The caller said they were near the 687-mile marker on the Mississippi River.

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

The body is male, but the race has not been positively determined. The body was transported to the Mississippi Crime Lab in Jackson for an autopsy to determine an official cause of death and to positively identify the deceased person.

Tunica County deputies, along with other law enforcement, will be working together in reference this incident, officials said. 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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