Body Found on Grappes Bluff Identified

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NPSO: BODY FOUND ON GRAPPES BLUFF ROAD PRESUMPTIVELY IDENTIFIED AS MISSING RED RIVER PARISH MAN

NATCHITOCHES PARISH CORONER’S OFFICE PRESS RELEASE

On Sunday August 7, the Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office was informed of a body being discovered which was located on Grappes Bluff Road under a bridge in the Fairview Alpha community in northern Natchitoches Parish.

Since that time, we have presumptively identified the body as that of 31-year-old Anthony J. Rainey of Coushatta, La.

Rainey was reported missing to Red River Parish Sheriff’s Deputies and last seen on July 31, 2017.

The case is currently being investigated as a homicide and no further information will be released at this time.

The case continues to be mutually investigated with the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office, Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office, Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office and Red River Parish Coroner’s Office.

Natchitoches Sheriff Victor Jones and Red River Sheriff Glen Edwards expresses their sympathy to the Rainey family.

If you have any information please contact the Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office at 932-6701 or the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office at 352-6432.

 

The place where the body was found, under a bridge on Grappes Bluff Road in the Fairview Alpha community.

 

NPSO, RRPSO, Natchitoches Parish coroner and LSP on scene.
Authorities asked the public to stay clear of the area while the crime scene was being processed.