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Ponchatoula man's body recovered from river

4 years ago Thursday, April 22, 2010 2:54:42 AM CDT April 22, 2010 Thursday, April 22 2010 Apr 22, 2010 in News
Source: Associated Press

A body recovered Tuesday afternoon from the Mississippi River has been identified as a 31-year-old Ponchatoula man who authorities say jumped into the river Saturday night from a ship.

The St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office says Adam Gonzales was a work-release inmate from Tangipahoa Parish whose shipmates say jumped overboard to avoid being returned to jail.

Preliminary autopsy results indicate Gonzales drowned.

Authorities say his body was recovered by the crew of the Port of South Louisiana's fire boat, the
Accardo.

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