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W Memphis port body not from tug boat

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WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (FOX13) -

A male's body that washed up at the port of West Memphis, Ark., Jan. 18, is not the same body of a man who fell overboard into the Mississippi River in DeSoto County, Miss., the Crittenden County Sheriff said.

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Crittenden County investigators said the body found up river at the Port of West Memphis is not the 60-year-old man who fell overboard Jan. 16.

On Wednesday, Crittenden County Sheriff's Office's Chief Mike Callender said in an e-mail to FOX13 News the Arkansas Medical Examiners Office in Little Rock positively identified the body as Antonio D. Cozart.

Mr. Cozart, who was a resident of the West Memphis Residential Care Facility, was reported missing Dec. 3, 2012.

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