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Body found in Mississippi river ID'd as active duty airman from Colorado Springs

Posted at 6:16 AM, Oct 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-09 08:16:18-04

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A coroner in Mississippi says a body found in the Tchoutacabouffa River near Biloxi has been identified as an active duty airman.

WLOX-TV reports Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove identified the body as 31-year-old Luis Cisneros-Godinez of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Hargrove says authorities responded Saturday to a report of a possible drowning and found Cisneros-Godinez. The 81st Training Wing at Keesler Air Force Base announced the death of an airman the next day but withheld the airman's identity. Hargrove says the announcement referred to Cisneros-Godinez.

Authorities haven't yet released the cause of death. An investigation is ongoing.


Information from: WLOX-TV,