Dead body pulled from Mississippi River, investigators working to discover identity

Published 9:02 pm Saturday, May 15, 2021

An unidentified body of a man has been recovered from the Mississippi River in Natchez.

After 7 p.m. Saturday, Adams County Coroner James Lee said a “John Doe” was pulled from the river. The body is a white male believed to 50 to 65 years of age, Lee said.

Authorities are still working to find the identity of the man.

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the victim is bald with hair on the sides of his head and was wearing a blue checkered button-down shirt, blue jeans, and slip-on shoes with skulls on them.

Anyone with information should contact the Natchez Police Department at 601-445-5565, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office at 601-442-2752, or the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department at 601-786-3403.

The cause of death has not been released.