IBERVILLE PARISH, LA (WAFB)- Authorities are hoping an autopsy scheduled for Monday will shed some light on the murder investigation of a missing man whose body was found Friday along the Mississippi River.
The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office identified the body as Marcus Franklin, 31, of Baton Rouge. Sheriff Brett Stassi said Franklin had been reported missing after he was last seen Saturday. Investigators said the body was found on the east bank (St. Gabriel side) of the Mississippi River in Sunshine near the ferry landing.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner, Bo Clark, says Franklin died of multiple stab wounds.
Franklin's family released the following statement Monday morning: