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Authorities release ID of female body found Wednesday on I-10

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METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) -

Jefferson Parish Coroner Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich has released the name of the woman whose body was found Wednesday on Interstate 10 in Metairie. The body of 19-year-old Jasilas Wright was found around 5:30 a.m. near Veterans Boulevard. 

Police say that Louisiana State Troopers received reports that a dog was dead on the side of the interstate. Responding authorities arrived on scene and found that the deceased body was human. Detectives closed the west-bound lanes of the interstate, just past Clearview Parkway, for several hours to conduct an investigation. The interstate re-opened, just before 11 a.m.

Wednesday's discovery is the second in week involving bodies being found on Interstate 10. On Thursday, New Orleans police responded to a stretch to I-10 in New Orleans East where the body of 16-year-old Kaylan Woods was found. Woods' preliminary cause of death is multiple blunt traumatic injuries, according to a spokesperson with the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office. 

Authorities do not believe that the two incidents are related. 

If you have any information that could help police with either case, you are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.    

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