Parish worker finds man's body in a ditch

CHALMETTE, LA (WVUE) - A St. Bernard Parish worker discovered a man's body Thursday in a ditch in Chalmette.

Officials said the body was found shortly before 1 p.m. at Paris Road and Agriculture Street. It had no obvious signs of trauma.

The man carried no identification, but officers said they believe they recognize him as a St. Bernard Parish man in his 50s with whom they have dealt previously.

An autopsy is being conducted to determine how he died. will update this story as details are released.

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