Police investigating after body found floating in Red River


Authorities have recovered a body found floating in the Red River near Index Bridge Sunday evening.

On Sunday, June 3 at approximately 6:00 p.m., Miller County Deputies responded to the Index Bridge over the Red River after receiving a 911 call reporting a body in the water. Upon arrival, Deputies observed the body of a male subject floating approximately 300 yards East of the bridge.

Arkansas Game and Fish Wildlife Officers responded and working in conjunction with the MCSO Deputies, recovered the body.

The victim was subsequently identified as Michael Cleavenger, W/M 43 of Texarkana, Arkansas.

Although there is no indication of foul play, the case remains under investigation and the victim has been transported to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.

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