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KENNER POLICE DEPARTMENT

Stephen D. Caraway

Chief of Police

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

500 Veterans Boulevard

Kenner, LA 70062

(504) 712-2200

FAX (504) 712-2209

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:  Sergeant Brian McGregor

Email:     bmcgregor@kennerpd.com

Office:    (504) 712-2252

Date:       January 15, 2013

 Body found in Mississippi River at Kenner

 Kenner-A body found in the Mississippi River, in Kenner, has been tentatively identified as Ronald Miller, Sr., 39, from Boutte, in St. Charles Parish.  

 At approximately 01:18 p.m., the Kenner Police Department received a telephone call from the U.S. Coast Guard, requesting an area check by mile marker 114 on the riverbank.   U.S. Coast Guard reported receiving a telephone call from a barge operator reporting the sighting of a body floating in the Mississippi River.  Officers responding to the location, near Pollock Street and the river, located a body in the Mississippi River, between a barge and the riverbank. 

 Miller was identified from tattoo information provided by the St. Charles Sheriff’s Office.  Miller was reported missing in St. Charles Parish, on December 28, 2012.  At the time of this press release cause of death remains undetermined.  An autopsy will be performed by the Jefferson Parish Coroner’s Office, on Wednesday, January 17, 2013.   

Chief Steve Caraway urges anyone with information concerning this incident to call the Kenner Police Department at (504) 712-2222 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111. 

 Detective Jesse Johnson is the investigating detective. 

Kenner Police Department website:  http://www.kennerpd.com

 

Steve Caraway

Chief of Police

 

 
 
Kenner Police Complex

500 Veterans Blvd.

Kenner, LA. 70062

(504) 712-2200

 
 
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