The Islamic State militant group released a video Tuesday that it claimed shows the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.
Harbor Police Officers pulled a man's body from the Mississippi River. According to a Port of New Orleans spokesperson, the call came in Sunday at 3:50 p.m.
Harbor Police officials dispatched a boat to retrieve the body, which was pulled from the water near the Government Street Wharf.
Matthew Gresham, a Harbor Police spokesman, said the body had been in the water for some time.
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