NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A man was found shot to death in a cemetery Friday morning.
The man was found lying inside Greenwood Cemetery in the 5200 block of Canal Boulevard.
Just after 7 a.m. Friday, an NOPD officer working a private detail was flagged down by a citizen and alerted to a man possibly sleeping in a grassy area on the cemetery grounds.
The officer went to check on the reports and found an unresponsive man.
Upon further inspection, the officer discovered the man was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the body.
EMS tried to revive the man, but he was later pronounced dead at the scene.
The Orleans Parish Coroner will release the identity of the man after notification of family members and will perform an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
NOPD Homicide Detective Maggie McCourt is in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at 658-5300.