, Port Arthur, Texas

May 6, 2013

Body found in river near Purple Heart Bridge

Port Arthur News

— Orange County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a person found in the Neches River near the Purple Heart Bridge.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to the body and both Orange County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the call.

Orange County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Judge Dunn is conducting the death inquiry and has ordered an autopsy. The body has been transported to the Jefferson County Forensic Medical Center for autopsy and identification. 

No other information is available for release until autopsy report is complete and identification is made. Orange County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the incident as a death investigation at this time.