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May 8, 2013

Orange County Sheriff’s Office seeks to identify body found in river


Port Arthur News

— Orange County Sheriff’s Office has released two photos of items found on a man whose body was found in the Neches River on Sunday in hopes of identifying the person.

At about 6 p.m. Sunday, May 5, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a body found in the Neches River near the Purple Heart Bridge. 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 ordered an autopsy. The body was transferred to the Jefferson County Forensic Medical Facility where an autopsy was performed. According to Dr. Wayne, forensic pathologist, the cause and manner of death was not able to be determined at the time of the autopsy due to the decomposed condition of the victim.  Dr. Wayne advised that toxicology and other further testing is going to be done to try to determine cause and manner and also to try and determine the identity of the deceased.  

Dr. Wayne advised that the victim is a white male but has not been able to determine possible age. The victim was possibly wearing a white rubber bracelet with the following writing on the bracelet “I’m sexy and I know it! LMFAO” The victim was also wearing a pair of white Adidas tennis shoes size 12.  

If anyone has any information on the victim or if you recognize the bracelet in the photograph please contact the Orange County Sheriff’s Office at 883-2612.