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Airman from Colorado Springs found dead in a Mississippi river

Posted at 10:52 PM, Oct 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-09 14:25:08-04


BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A coroner in Mississippi says a body found in the Tchoutacabouffa River near Biloxi has been identified as an active duty airman.

WLOX-TV reports Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove identified the body as 31-year-old Staff Sgt. Luis O. Cisneros-Godinez of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Hargrove says authorities responded Saturday to a report of a possible drowning and found Cisneros-Godinez. The 81st Training Wing at Keesler Air Force Base announced the death of an airman the next day but withheld the airman’s identity. Hargrove says the announcement referred to Cisneros-Godinez.

Authorities haven’t yet released the cause of death. An investigation is ongoing.