Body found Friday along river in St. Gabriel

A man’s body was found Friday afternoon along the Mississippi River, about half a mile south of the ferry landing in St. Gabriel.

A person walking along the levee discovered the body around 1:15 p.m., said Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi.

The Iberville Sheriff’s Office identified the man as Marcus Franklin, 31, of Baton Rouge, who went missing about a week ago.

Spokespeople for the Baton Rouge Police Department and the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office could not confirm whether the man who was found matches the identity of any missing person.

Investigators have asked the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office to assist with the investigation.

A spokeswoman for the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office said detectives are not yet releasing any additional information.