CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Chattanooga Police say a body found weighted down in Chattanooga Creek was that of an unemployed architect.
Authorities released the man's name Thursday, saying it was the body of 48-year-old Todd Staats that two people fishing from a canoe discovered in the water on Aug. 21.
Staats had been laid off during a reorganization at McKee Foods in Collegedale in July, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, which quoted a company spokesman.
Staats' body was found with weights strapped to it. More weights were in a drawstring bag on his back.
Police are still investigated the death, which they have termed suspicious.
Staats' profile on a social networking site states he worked at McKee for more than 14 years as cable plant architect.
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