A dockworker spotted his body by the Desire Street wharf — his short and slightly built figure limp, his shoulder-length blond hair wet and matted.He was dressed in a red T-shirt, blue jeans, blue tennis shoes and white socks.Edward Wells, known as “Eddie Dirt” or “Little Eddie,” was 17 in the summer of 1982, when harbor police fished his corpse from the currents of the Mississippi River lapping against the Ninth Ward of New Orleans.
"A Young ‘Hustler’ Was Fished from the Mississippi River in 1982. Now the Case Has Taken a Chilling Turn." is from the October 26, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Isaac Stanley-Becker and narrated by Jenny Hoops.