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.