Body identified as man who fell from the Bay St. Louis Bridge

By WLOX Staff

BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) – The body of a man who was seen falling from the Bay St. Louis Bridge earlier this month has been found.

Bay St. Louis Police Chief Tom Burleson told WLOX News that the body of Jerome Isaiah Thomas, 27, was found Christmas Eve on the shore, just south of the Bay-Waveland Yacht Club. Thomas was reported missing on December 9.

Drivers on the bridge reported seeing a man matching Thomas' description either fall or jump off the bridge on December 8. Authorities searched for the man that day, despite bad weather. The Department of Marine Resources continued the search the next day, to no avail.

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