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Body found in Mississippi River identified

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Authorities have now identified the body of a man found in the Mississippi River near Vicksburg back on April 4th.

Warren County officials say 58-year-old David Lawson of Roe, Arkansas was identified using dental records. Lawson disappeared from a River Logging Operation last November.

The coast guard alerted authorities when Lawson's boat was found on the Mississippi River near the Coahoma-Bolivar County line. His body was later spotted by a tow boat operator about four miles from the river bridge at Vicksburg.

The Coahoma County Coroner says the cause of death is freshwater drowning.



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