Body discovered in Neches River, autopsy ordered

Published 2:58 pm Sunday, February 13, 2022

PORT NECHES — Jefferson County Sheriffs Office Marine Division deputies discovered a body floating in the Neches River at approximately 11:15 a.m. Sunday.

UPDATE: Authorities talk autopsy for man found Sunday in local waterway.

Authorities announced the body was secured and taken to the Port Neches Park boat ramp, where Justice of the Peace for Precinct 2 Marc DeRouen responded and ordered an autopsy.

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The body was transported to the Jefferson County morgue.

Identification has not been made at this time.