Authorities say the body pulled from the Mississippi River over the weekend is that of a West Alton man. Illinois State Police have identified the man as 38-year-old Mickey Heflin. The cause of death is drowning, and toxicology results are pending.
Police are trying to figure out how he drowned. If you have any information about his last known whereabouts you are asked to contact Illinois State Police Special Agent Ben Koch at 618-589-2335. Venice Police are assisting with the investigation.