NEW ORLEANS - Police found a body in the canal near the Lafitte Greenway in Mid-City Friday. 

The discovery was made just after 10 a.m.

Police have not identified the victim, but witnesses on the scene told Eyewitness News that they fear it may be their relative - a man who had been missing for a few days.

Family members told Eyewitness News that the man had been walking to take a Bible to his girlfriend.

Police do not suspect foul play.