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Police investigating apparent homicide of Abita Springs man


St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the death of a Covington man found near Abita Springs.

Friends and family members of 51-year-old James Hamilton became concerned after they had not heard from him since Friday evening, according to the sheriff's office.

They went to his home on Lenel Road Monday morning to check on him and discovered him dead from what appeared to be gunshot wounds.

They immediately contacted the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office and deputies responded to the scene.

The sheriff's office says crime lab personnel are working the scene and the investigation is still in the very early stages.

Representatives from the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office also responded to the scene and took possession of the body. The St. Tammany Parish coroner says Hamilton died from multiple gunshot wounds. 

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