Body located in Mississippi River near downtown area
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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