Body found in bushes off West Esplanade Avenue

Body found in bushes off West Esplanade Avenue

METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) - A body was found in some  in Metairie Tuesday morning, according to our partners at NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune.

The person was found on the side of a former drug store in the 4300 block of West Esplanade Avenue, just behind East Jefferson General Hospital, according to the report.

A person walking by called 911 to report the body around 8 a.m.

It is unknown at this time what the person's gender is or the cause of death.

Deputies and the Jefferson Parish coroner's office were still on scene as of 9 a.m., according to the report.