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Body found in Mississippi River near downtown Baton Rouge

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BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in the Mississippi River near the U.S.S. Kidd on Thursday morning. 

Authorities told WBRZ the body was spotted in the water around 9:45 a.m. The coroner's office and several officers with the Baton Rouge Police Department gathered Thursday near the levee along S River Road where the body was found.

The coroner identified the victim Friday as Kenneth Dyer, 55.

The department has not said whether it appeared foul play was involved in the death. 

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