A man found dead in the Tchefuncte River early Monday afternoon has been identified as Timothy James Beard, 39, of Metairie, according to St. Tammany Parish Coroner Charles Preston.

An autopsy will be performed Tuesday.

Beard was spotted in the river between a docked boat and the bulkhead along Water Street in Madisonville by a passerby who called 911.

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

The Sheriff’s Office’s Marine Division was in the area and responded to the call, along with Sheriff’s Office investigators.

The Madisonville Fire Department was first on the scene.