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Body found in MS River

Fishermen in Bolivar County stumbled upon a horrifying scene when they find a body floating in the Mississippi River.

Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams Sr. said the body of 36-year Samuel M. Brooks of Shelby county, Tennessee was found around 1:40 Saturday afternoon.

The fishermen made the discovery north of Rosedale.

Brooks was wearing a wrist band with photo identification on it.

The coroner estimated that he had been in the river for several weeks.

His body had no obvious signs of trauma.

The sheriff said he has been unable to find any missing person's reports for the Tennessee man.

Authorities are trying to locate next of kin.

If you know Samuel M. Brooks or know anything about the circumstances of his death please contact the Bolivar County Sheriff's Department at 662-843-5378.

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