Body found floating in Red River

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Alexandria Police are investigating after the body of an elderly white male was found floating in the Red River Sunday afternoon. 

Police say they were responding to an initial report of a possible attempted suicide of a woman in the Red River when the located the male victim,  approximately a mile down river, near Willow Glen Road.

There are no indications that his body is related to the initial report, according to police. 

Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office, Alexandria Fire and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are assisting. 

The search for the woman has been extensive and involved all available resources, including sonar, search and rescue dogs, police say. 

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