Man's body found in Bywater; death classified as homicide

Man's body found in Bywater; death classified as homicide

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The NOPD is investigating a homicide reported Thursday in the Bywater.

Just before 4 p.m., NOPD Fifth District officers responded to the 1000 block of Piety Street, where the body of a man was found. After further investigation, the victim was identified as a 56-year-old black male and the incident was classified as a homicide.

An official cause of death will be determined by the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office, pending an autopsy.

Homicide Detective Theo Kent is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at (504) 658-5300 with any information regarding this incident.

Citizens with information that can help solve a crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading only to the arrest, except on homicides, where Crimestoppers will pay half of the reward upon the arrest and half on the indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward but you must contact Crimestoppers directly with your information. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at

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