Man's burned body found in Lower 9th Ward

Man's burned body found in Lower 9th Ward
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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - New Orleans police are investigating a homicide after the body of an adult male was found Friday in the Lower Ninth Ward.

Police said the victim was found at about 3:10 in a vacant lot at Forstall and N. Johnson streets.

Investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the person(s) responsible for this incident, as well as a motive.

No further information is available at this time. The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office will determine an official cause of death and release the victim's name, upon completion of autopsy and notification of family. 

Homicide Detective Brett Mathes is leading the ongoing 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 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-7867.

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