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August 27 10:00 AM

Authorities identify body recovered from Cross Lake

 Authorities have now identified a boater found in Shreveport's Cross Lake early Monday morning.

Just after 7:00 a.m. on August 26, 2013, authorities from Shreveport Police Department's Cross Lake Patrol along with agents from Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, discovered the body of a man believed to be that of a possible drowning victim.  Following an exhaustive two day effort, the body of the man, now identified as 46 year old Robbie H. Weems of Shreveport, was discovered near an island section of Cross Lake roughly 100 yards from where witnesses say Weems entered the water after allegedly jumping from a disabled vessel that was in-tow.  Shreveport Fire Department Dive Rescue personnel was called to assist in the recovery efforts, removing the remains which were presented to the Caddo Parish Coroners office for autopsy. 

 

Shreveport Police investigators are working alongside agents from Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries as the investigation into the incident continues.

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