Body found in Tchefuncte River identified

Body found in Tchefuncte River identified

MADISONVILLE, LA (WVUE) - The St. Tammany Parish coroner on Monday identified the body of a man recovered from the Tchefuncte River.

Dr. Charles Preston said the remains are that of 39-year old Timothy James Beard of Metairie. Firefighters found Beard's body Monday near the Madisonville City Hall.

The coroner has ruled Beard's death a drowning. Toxicology tests are pending.

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the case.

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