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Body in MS River identified

(WMC-TV) - The body pulled out of the Mississippi River now has a name.

The Shelby County Sheriff's office has identified the body as that of Bone Leang, 37.

Last week, Leang fell into the river while fishing near Shelby Forest Park.

Search crews spent days looking for him with no luck.

Saturday evening, a man enjoying the river with his family spotted the body and notified police.

"I could have left a long time ago, but I was trying to do the right thing to give closure to the family," stated Shane Burton.

Deputies have not yet released the cause of death.

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