Body found in Cahaba Pumping Station water basin has been identified

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE (5/9/19): According to the Jefferson County Coroner, the victim that was found in the water basin has been identified as Leonard Docquand Bennett, 23, of Birmingham.

UPDATE:  Birmingham Water Works state that the water is safe for consumers. The body was discovered in basin designated for water in the pre-treatment phase.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office tells CBS 42 that they have neither identified the remains nor determined a cause of death. 

CBS 42 Reporter Robert Sherman spoke with Birmingham Water Works PIO Rick Jackson. Here are some highlights from Robert’s interview:

Birmingham Water Works confirm that police are on the scene after a body was found floating intake of the Cahaba Pump Station. This is in the area of 4000 block Sicard Hollow Road in Birmingham. According to Rick Jackson, a public informant officer of Birmingham Water Works, an employee found an unidentified black male floating in one of the water basins. Authorities were notified around 7:30 a.m. this morning. 

Birmingham Police and Birmingham Fire and Rescue are working the scene.

CBS 42 is heading to the scene to gather more information. Check back for updates.

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