Body found in MS River in Bolivar Co. is identified by family - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Body found in Mississippi River in Bolivar County is identified by family

(WMC-TV) – The body found floating in the Mississippi River in Bolivar County, Mississippi has been identified by family.

A fisherman found the body of Samuel Brooks floating in the Mississippi River and authorities say their investigation has brought them to Shelby County, Tennessee.

The sheriff says the man's body only had on shoes and socks and a wristband from a mental institution in Shelby County.

The wristband has the name Samuel Brooks and shows he was 36 years old.

The man's sister saw the news report and identified the body.

The autopsy indicates he drowned and the coroner believes the man could have been in the water for as long as a month.

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