Energy Exec's Body Found in New Orleans

Douglas Schantz went missing Friday after visiting Bourbon Street
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 9, 2010 7:26 PM CST
The body of Douglas Schantz, president of Houston-based Sequent Energy Management, is wheeled down a ramp in New Orleans, Tuesday, March 9, 2010. Schantz had been missing since early Friday.   (AP Photo/Judi Bottoni)
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(Newser) – Four days after he disappeared in New Orleans, the body of a Houston energy executive was pulled from the Mississippi River today. Douglas Schantz, 54, went missing after a night of drinking on Bourbon Street. Surveillance cameras captured footage of the president of Sequent Energy Management walking toward a docked sightseeing steamboat around 2:40am Friday, but he never reappeared. "We know he had been drinking and appeared disoriented," the police chief said today.

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