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Sulphur drowning victim identified

Published: Aug. 8, 2014 at 10:26 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 7, 2014 at 10:35 PM CDT
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SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) - Authorities recovered a body near the intersection of Old Spanish Trail and Reynaud Road in Sulphur on Friday afternoon.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers confirmed the body was found in water and said foul play is not suspected.

Investigators say 65-year-old Howard J. Chavis of Sulphur was floating face down in a pond behind a house.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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