St. Mary Parish detectives are investigating the death of a missing Centerville man whose body was found in the Intracoastal Waterway.

Tugboat workers on Monday afternoon found the body of Nevis Sterling, 25, near a business in the 8000 block of La. 182 in Amelia, according to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Family members reported Sterling missing around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday after finding his car at the Deli Mart on La. 182 in Verdunville, the Sheriff’s Office said.

An autopsy is pending for Sterling.

Anyone with information regarding Sterling’s whereabouts Friday, Saturday or Sunday may call the Sheriff’s Office at (337) 828-1960 or (985) 384-1622. Information can also be mailed to, and anyone offering information can remain anonymous.