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.