Two weeks after disappearing during a police chase, the body of actor James Woods has been found and preliminarily identified.
On Tuesday a Fort Wayne pathologist conducted an autopsy on Woods’ body. The test found Woods had died by drowning and that his death was accidental.
On April 30th, Woods reportedly ran from police after being involved in a car accident with his girlfriend, less than a mile from where his body was found.
Police said he was last seen running along the banks of the river near the intersection of Miami and Lincolnway East, when an officer said he heard a "splash."
"His last words to me were that he promised he'd call when he made it, wherever he was going,” Woods’ girlfriend Ashley James recalled.
With no phone call, loved ones handed out flyers for more than a week, hoping they’d locate Woods alive.
Then on Monday afternoon, South Bend firefighters pulled Woods' body from the St. Joseph River near Howard Park.
"When we got that phone call we just took off. We knew it was him and it was so hard,” Woods’ older sister Latasha Brown said.
Crews rushed to the scene and pulled the body floating downstream.Autopsy results showed no bruise marks or injuries consistent with such action. Even so, St. Joseph County Metro Homicide is conducting its own investigation just to be safe.
A sad day for Hollywood, it has been announced that famous star James Woods has died.