Authorities identify body at Cross Lake

By Jade Cunningham | jcunningham@ktalnews.tv

Published 05/29 2014 05:19AM

Updated 05/29 2014 05:24AM

Shreveport Police have identified the body found floating in Cross Lake last week.

Just after 11am, May 24th, Shreveport Police Cross Lake Patrol officers and Shreveport Fire Department dive teams, responded to an area of Cross Lake near the I-220 bridge, relative to a body found.

The remains were that of an adult white male, who sustainied significant trauma to the head.

The remains were ultimately pulled from the lake and taken to the Caddo Parish Coroners Office for an autopsy.

Through a comparison of fingerprint data obtained from the Smith County Texas Sheriff's office, authorities identified the remains as 54-year-old Marion Lee Brown of Weatherford, Texas.

The Shreveport Police Department was contacted by the Smith County Texas Sheriff's Office after they learned a man feared missing from Weatherford, Texas fit the description of the body pulled from Cross Lake.

Shreveport Police investigators are now working with Smith County authorities and other law enforcement agencies during the ongoing investigation.

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