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Authorities hope skull tattoo can help identify body recovered from Mississippi River


PORT SULPHUR, Louisiana — Authorities hope a tattoo of a skull discovered on the body of a man found floating in the Mississippi River could help identify him.

The Advocate ( reports the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office released a picture of a skull tattoo found on the badly decomposed body of the man, who was recovered near Port Sulphur Tuesday morning. The tattoo is on his chest and appears to show the initials "CN" in black lettering on the skull's red throat.

No signs of trauma were discovered on the body and authorities do not believe foul play was involved in the man's death.

An autopsy has not yet produced a time or cause of death.

Police were able to lift DNA and a partial fingerprint from the body but didn't get any matches.

Information from: The New Orleans Advocate,

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