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Mar 7, 2013 5:36 PM by AP

St. James Parish SO: Body found in Blind River

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - St. James Parish Sheriff Willy Martin says the body of a man has been found in the Blind River.

Martin says they haven't identified the victim, described as white and about 30 years old. The Advocate reports Martin said they've sent the body to New Orleans for an autopsy.

Martin says a fisherman spotted the body about two miles south of the border between St. James and Ascension parishes.

Martin declined to specify whether foul play was suspected in the death. He says he's hopeful officials will get a positive identity within the next couple of days, perhaps through a fingerprint during the autopsy.

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