Metro Police say a wallet found on the victim's body identify the body recovered from the Cumberland River on Tuesday afternoon as Dedrick Crump.
A citizen found the body at noon in rocks near the riverbank. Police said the victim was clothed in a black T-shirt, black cargo-type shorts and tennis shoes. He is believed to have been in the river for a period of days.
Crump, 35, of Thistlewood Avenue, was last seen by his mother on Saturday when he argued with her, police said. Crump’s family said he was taking anti-depressant medication and had suicidal issues.
Positive identification will be made through fingerprints, police said. The cause of death has not been determined, although there was no trauma visible when the body was recovered near River Drive in north Nashville.