• Man found dead in Mississippi River had bad LSD trip during concert, friend says

    By: Scott Madaus

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The body of a missing teenager was discovered in the Mississippi River near Mud Island Sunday, and police released a key piece of information regarding the night he went missing. 

    Pace Taylor, 19, was found dead Sunday after going missing during a concert at the Mud Island Amphitheater. He was at the concert with his friend, Wiley Griffin.

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    According to an interview between investigators and Griffin, both he and Taylor had taken LSD prior to the concert. 

    Griffin told police that Taylor was “having a bad trip.” Taylor allegedly told Griffin that he was getting scared. 


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    “(Taylor) needed to get away from the music,” Griffin said Taylor told him. Taylor ran off shortly after, and Griffin never saw him again. 

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    A witness said Taylor could be seen jumping the wall of the theater and landing in the river. 

    Another witness said Taylor was fighting rocks and trees before slipping into the water and disappearing. 

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