Report: Ed Reed’s Brother Brian Reed Body Found in Mississippi River

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A few weeks ago Ravens Safety Ed Reed’s brother Brian jumped into the Mississippi River while trying to evade authorities after he was allegedly driving a stolen vehicle.

(Ed Reed’s Brother, Brian Reed Missing After Jumping into River to Avoid Police)

After searching for a few days police called off the search, but now believe they have found his body.

According to Lt. Wayne McInnis (via NOLA.com), authorities responded to the discovery of a body near Alliance Street about 4:00 PM.

The identity of the body has yet to be released, but authorities believe it’s Reed’s brother, and the location of where the body was found is near where Reed’s brother jumped into the river after being chased by police.

Very sad ending to a tragic story. Definitely was avoidable and unnecessary.

To me there are still questions on how someone in handcuffs was able to break away from multiple police officers and throw himself over a bridge.  Hopefully this is being fully investigated.

Thoughts and prayers go out to Ed Reed and his family and friends.

*UPDATE*

The search has finally come to an end after several days trying to get the body out of the river.

A search team recovered a body believed to be the brother of Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed from the Mississippi River on Tuesday. An autopsy will be performed Wednesday to confirm the identity of the body.

It’s been tough, but God is good,” Ed Reed told WDSU-TV in New Orleans. “To have found our brother today brings closure and knowing that he’s in a better place.”

Texas EquuSearch on Sunday had located what it believed to be the body of Brian Reed, 28, tangled in debris about 20 miles northwest of New Orleans. But Kenner Police Lt. Wayne McInnis said divers were unable to find it.

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  1. This is a very sad story, regardless of a stolen car or not. It's a human life. Oh sorry I forgot, most of these people on here care more about a dog then they do humans sorry.

  2. The lastest postings are evident that there is something truly going wrong in the world… but I digress…

    Update: The body, assumingly of Brian Reed, was spotted at the location entangled in debris. However, before the rescue team could make a recovery, the body became dislodge and moved with the river’s current. (Source: Nola.com)

    Above anything, regardless of the speculations as to what happened, this family deserves closure. (To the Reed Family… “If you know the truth, you can discern what’s false” Keep your heads up!)

  3. "The latest postings are evident that there is something truly wrong in the world… but I digress…"

    To tabnola, what is truly wrong in the world? He chose to jump in the RIVER. If the vehicle he was driving wasn't stolen, why would he make such a decision? I have sympathy for the family for their loss, but I personally feel zero regret that a substandard member of society is no longer in the system. Aside from his prior criminal background, what kind of dumbshit jumps in the river?

    • GradeA – Obviously the kind of dumbshits who write posts like yours…

      "The family …that Brian Reed battled mental illness, which likely explained his encounter with police Jan. 6, Miller said. That was the day that Reed, who lived in St. Rose, was last seen jumping into the river while being chased by a St. Charles Parish deputy sheriff on suspicion of driving a stolen vehicle.

      Brian Reed suffered from schizophrenia and was off his medication. "His actions of fleeing from law enforcement are a direct result of his illness, and nothing more…"

      Mental illness destroys/kills as many lives as cancer and heart disease…

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