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Calcasieu Parish man identified as body in Texas river

Last Modified: Friday, June 28, 2013 10:31 AM

By Natalie Stewart / American Press

The body of a Calcasieu Parish man found last month in the Neches River in Texas has been identified, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Rod Carroll said in a news release Thursday that 34-year-old Jose Guadaloupe Perez Campos’ body was found in the river south of the IH-10 bridge on May 16 by a fisherman.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said Campos was reported missing May 12 by his employer. He lived on his employer’s property in Vinton when he was reported missing, she said.

Carroll said that, due to the condition of the body, it was not identifiable until a preliminary autopsy was completed. He said the cause of death is under investigation.


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