NOPD investigating body found on Bayou St. John

Updated: Apr. 23, 2021 at 9:52 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans Police are investigating a body found on Bayou St. John Friday morning.

Officers received a call around 7:25 a.m. after a man was found lying unresponsive along the bank of Bayou St. John in the 5700 block of Wisner Boulevard. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Through their investigation, they were able to determine that the person was a victim of a homicide.

Investigators are working to determine a suspect and motive in incident.

The identity of the victim has not been released. The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will release the victim’s name and an official cause of death upon completion of an autopsy and notification of family.

If anyone has any information about this incident, they are asked to contact NOPD Homicide Det. Miles Guirreri at (504) 658-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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