Body Discovered in Water at West Memphis Riverport

DECEMBER 7, 2004 - Posted at 7:28 a.m. CST

WEST MEMPHIS, AR - An unidentified body of a man found floating in the Mississippi River by barge workers has been sent to the Arkansas Crime Laboratory in Little Rock.

The workers for APAC-Tennessee Incorporated found the body entangled in brush along the riverbank on Sunday at the West Memphis river port.

Authorities say there were no visual signs of foul play, and the body looked to be a 40-to-50 year-old white male.  Investigators say the body had been in the water for two or three days.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)