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Body located in Mississippi River near downtown area

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BATON ROUGE - There was a heavy police presence downtown near the Mississippi River Monday morning.

A body was located just before 9 a.m. near the Belle of Baton Rouge. Tuesday, the body was identified as 37-year-old Jeffery Wilkinson.

The cause of death has been determined as a drowning. A toxicology report is pending.

It is unclear if the body is that of the man reported missing Saturday.

Authorities say a man entered the river around 7 a.m. Crews worked over the weekend in an attempt to locate him.

The investigation is ongoing. 

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