UPDATE: VIDEO: Vidor PD investigates dead body found in canal Tuesday

Published 10:49 am Wednesday, August 21, 2019

From staff reports

Vidor Police Department received a call, at approximately 5:37 p.m. on Tuesday, from an individual in reference to a body floating in the canal near South Main and Greathouse Road.

The body was recovered with the assistance of Orange County ESD #1.

The body has been identified as John Virden Lewis, 47, of Vidor.

Justice of the Peace Joy Dubose-Simonton has ordered an autopsy.

The investigation is on-going pending results of the medical examiner.

Tentative cause of death is drowning. Vidor Police Department is awaiting finalized autopsy results and toxicology results.