Man's body found in Metairie canal - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports

Man's body found in Metairie canal

Updated:
Source: NOLA.com Source: NOLA.com
METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) -

The body of a 24-year-old man was found Friday in a Metairie canal, according to Jefferson Parish Sheriff's spokesman Col. John Fortunato.

The man was found face down in the water at about 8 a.m. at the I-10 Service Road and Independence Street. His body had no signs of trauma, Fortunato said. An autopsy will be performed by the Jefferson Parish Corner's Office to determine the cause of death.

A witness told investigators that he met the victim Thursday afternoon while sitting along the canal bank. After drinking alcohol for several hours, the witness left and saw the victim jump into the water to go swimming.

When the witness returned to the canal to visit the victim again, he discovered his body and called 911. 

Fortunato said homicide investigators don't suspect foul play, but anyone with information  is asked to call (504) 364-5300. 

Copyright 2014 WVUE. All rights reserved. 

  • Sign up for emails from FOX 8 Live

    Get news and forecasts from FOX 8 delivered to your inbox by signing up for the lists below.

    * denotes required fields





    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
Powered by WorldNow

Fox 8 WVUE-TV
Louisiana Media Company, LLC.
1025 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway
New Orleans, LA 70125

General Number: (504) 486-6161
News Tips: (504) 483-1503
News Room Fax: (504) 483-1543

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVUE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
WVUE's Public Inspection File can now be accessed online. To access the online public inspection file click here: https://stations.fcc.gov/station-profile/wvue-dt.