Badly decomposed body pulled from Mississippi River

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH, LA (WVUE) - A badly decomposed body was pulled from the Mississippi River Thursday.

The St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office received a call from a vessel in the river notifying authorities that a body was found near mile marker 136 near the LaPlace anchorage.

A vessel with the Port of South Louisiana recovered the body.

There was no information on a gender or age.

The coroner has ordered an autopsy.

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