Dead body pulled from Mississippi River near French Quarter in New Orleans

Published 6:17 am Sunday, March 20, 2022

For one person Friday night, an evening walk in New Orleans including seeing a dead body floating down the Mississippi River.

Authorities have launched an investigation after a person described as a “bystander” spotted the body in the river near downtown New Orleans shortly after 6 p.m. Friday.

The body of an unknown male was recovered and pulled out of the river near the end of Canal Street, where the person was pronounced dead.

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Police have not offered any other details, including any signs of trauma.

The cause and manner of death will be determined by the Orleans Parish Coroner’s office following an autopsy.