University of Alabama Student Killed is Demopolis Native

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Police have recovered the body of the
University of Alabama student who fell into the Black Warrior River
during a sorority party aboard a riverboat.

The Tuscaloosa News reports that police identified the student as 20-year-old Charles Edward Jones III of Demopolis, Ala.

Dive teams made several attempts to dive into water between 30
and 40 feet deep in the search for Jones.

Authorities in Tuscaloosa say Delta Sigma Theta sorority was
holding its annual formal party aboard the Bama Belle when Jones
fell overboard on Thursday night.

WBRC-TV reports that police confirmed that Jones is the cousin
of Tuscaloosa Police Chief Steve Anderson, who is currently out of
the state.

Police Sgt. Brent Blankley says it's still unclear exactly what happened on the boat.


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