Autopsy ordered after body found in river - - Jackson, MS

Autopsy ordered after body found in river

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CLEVELAND, Miss. (AP) - Officials have ordered an autopsy after the body of a missing man was recovered from the Mississippi River.

The Bolivar Commercial reports the body of Stephen Miller of Rosedale was spotted Monday by a tow boat.

Bolivar County Deputy Coroner Murrray Roark says the body was sent to Jackson for an autopsy. He says a toxicology report will take six to eight weeks.

Miller was reported missing on Sept. 1 from a towboat. Authorities say other workers told investigators that Miller was last seen about 4:30 a.m. in the galley of the boat.

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