Red River lock and dam

Red River Lock and Dam

SHREVEPORT, La. - The Caddo Parish Coroner's Office has identified the person whose body was found in the Red River near Lock & Dam No. 5 earlier this week.

The coroner said Tommie Shane Weeks, 41, of Benton, was found near Bishop Point just before 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. 

Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies recovered Weeks' body after an employee of the dam spotted it floating in a brushy, turbulent area of the river.

Weeks was identified through fingerprint and dental records comparison.

An autopsy was ordered. 

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