Body found in Red River near Lock & Dam identified as Benton man


CADDO PARISH, La. (KTAL/KMSS) — The Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office has identified the body of a man who was found in the Red River near a dam Wednesday morning.

Tommie Shane Weeks, 41, of Benton, was found in the Red River at Bishop Point, near Lock & Dam No. 5, just before 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 5.

Weeks was positively identified through fingerprint and dental records comparison, and an autopsy was ordered.

His death is still under investigation by the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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