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.
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.