ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Detectives discovered a body Thursday in an isolated area along Highway 51, north of LaPlace.
Officers were acting on a tip in an ongoing missing person investigation. St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff's deputies located the body about three miles south of Ruddock.
Detectives were unable to identify the body.
The coroner will perform an autopsy to identify the body and determine the cause of death.