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Man found rolled up in carpet on Michoud ramp could be missing MS man

Philip Whitaker. Source: WLOX via Hancock County Sheriff Philip Whitaker. Source: WLOX via Hancock County Sheriff
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a case where a body was found on an on-ramp in New Orleans East. 

According to NOPD, a motorist called 911 Wednesday night to report that a piece of rolled up carpet on the side of Michoud had flies on it and was exuding a foul odor. 

When officers arrived, they found a decomposed male.

The Hancock County Sheriff's Department told WLOX News that they are working to determine if the body is Philip Whitaker, a man reported missing from their county. 

Whitaker, 54, was last seen in Harrison County on Nov. 8. The sheriff’s department asked for help finding Whitaker on Tuesday.

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