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Body found along river, identified

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ST. GABRIEL - The dead body found along the Mississippi River in Iberville Parish has been identified as 31-year-old, Marcus Franklin.

Earlier this week, a car tied to Franklin was found severely burned in Ascension Parish, according to Iberville Sheriff Brett Stassi.

Baton Rouge Police say, he was last seen by his family on November 30, 2013.  A missing person's report for Franklin was filed December 2.

Iberville Parish Deputies are treating this case like a homicide. 

Franklin is from the Glen Oaks area in Baton Rouge.

The body was discovered Friday off River Road about a quarter of a mile south of the ferry landing. Someone walking nearby saw it and called authorities.

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