Woman's body discovered in New Orleans East

The NOPD investigates a body found in the 5000 block of Alcee Fortier Blvd. on April 30, 2012
The NOPD investigates a body found in the 5000 block of Alcee Fortier Blvd. on April 30, 2012

New Orleans, La. - The NOPD is investigating a homicide after a homeless person stumbled across a woman's body.

Police say a transient found the body in the 5000 block of Alcee Fortier Boulevard, a secluded area of New Orleans East.

Officers responded to the Village De L'est subdivision just before 7am.

The unidentified female was found lying face down with multiple gunshot wounds.

Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.