Yesterday evening, Tuscaloosa authorities responded to a call at the Country Club of Tuscaloosa, where a body was found floating in the Black Warrior River.

The body appears to be a white male, according to, but it is unknown how he died or how long he was in the water. So far, he does not match the description of anyone on local missing persons reports.

Cases like this magnify the importance of telling at least one person where you're going. Some missing people go unreported because their loved ones don't know the people are missing, unfortunately. Many are loners or extremely private, which is not necessarily bad; but being so creates a difficult task for law enforcement when such persons come up missing or bodies are recovered with no identification.

Update: According to Tuscaloosa Police, the body has been identified as that of Beau Miles, who was last seen on June 28. Miles was reported missing the next day.