Moss Point man's body found in river

MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) - Moss Point officials are trying to figure out how a man drowned in the Escatawpa River Monday.

A city public works employee found the body of John Dukes in the water near the downtown area following an afternoon storm. Police Chief Keith Davis told us the Moss Point man's body was discovered between 5pm and 6pm Monday evening.

An autopsy confirms Dukes drowned, but the circumstances are still under investigation.

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