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Body found in Louisiana identified as missing Florida man

10 months 3 weeks 1 day ago Friday, August 24 2018 Aug 24, 2018 August 24, 2018 6:04 AM August 24, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Officials have identified the body found in a sunken vehicle off a Louisiana highway as a missing Florida man.

NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports the Orleans Parish coroner identified the body found Tuesday as 70-year-old Gary Leith Neville, who was reported missing this month. A New Orleans police release says Neville was reported missing to a Florida sheriff's office around Aug. 19 after he didn't return home from a road trip.

It says that sheriff's office then contacted New Orleans police in case Neville had passed through the area. New Orleans police responded Monday to a report that a pickup truck had veered off a road and into the water. Unable to find the vehicle, authorities returned to the area Tuesday and found Neville dead inside the truck.

Neville's death is under investigation.

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