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Body found in Mamou, deputies investigating

Posted: 4:06 PM, May 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-21 17:06:22-04

Evangeline Parish Deputies investigating body found last week in the Mamou area. 

On May 14, 2018, the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office says they received a call for assistance on the 1100 block of Jake Lane.

Deputies say they arrived on scene and located a man in a drainage ditch behind a residence. The man was unresponsive and medics attempted life-saving measures but were unable to revive him. The Evangeline Parish Coroner’s Office pronounced him dead at the scene. 

At this time, detectives say a cause of death has not been determined and autopsy results are pending. An identity has not been released. 

One suspect was taken into custody, but his name has been withheld due to the current investigation status, according to a release.

If you have any information regarding this matter, contact the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at 337-363-2161.