Cross Lake drowning victim identified

Shreveport, La. - The Caddo Parish Coroner's office has confirmed the identify of a man who drowned in Cross Lake earlier this week.

 Positive identification determined a body recovered from Cross Lake Wednesday, May 17, 2017, was that of James M. Avant, 77, of Shreveport. He was reported missing by his family Tuesday, May 16, after he failed to return from a fishing trip.

 Avant was recovered from the lake by Wildlife and Fisheries and the Shreveport Police Cross Lake Patrol.

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