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.