Body found in Louisiana identified as missing Florida man

Published 6:43 pm Thursday, August 23, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Officials have identified the body found in a sunken vehicle off a Louisiana highway as a missing Florida man.

The Orleans Parish coroner identified the body found Tuesday as 70-year-old Gary Leith Neville, who was reported missing this month.

A New Orleans police release says Neville was reported missing to a Florida sheriff’s office around Aug. 19 after he didn’t return home from a road trip. It says that sheriff’s office then contacted New Orleans police in case Neville had passed through the area.

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New Orleans police responded Monday to a report that a pickup truck had veered off a road and into water. Unable to find the vehicle, authorities returned to the area Tuesday and found Neville dead inside the truck.

Neville’s death is under investigation.