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Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office investigating body found in Estherwood

Posted at 2:03 PM, Jul 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-27 22:57:25-04

UPDATE: KATC's Jordan Lippincott spoke to one of the few people who live on Nighthawk Road, who said that they heard about five gunshots on Wednesday, but they weren't worried because many people shoot snakes in the field.

Sheriff K.P. Gibson said he does not recall getting any reports on shots fired in the area.

At this time, the Sheriff's Office hasn't released the identity of the body or the cause of death.

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Acadia Parish Sheriff's deputies are investigating after a man's body was found in a field near Estherwood off of Nighthawk Road.

Nighthawk Road is a gravel road off of Old Spanish Trail with Le Gros Memorial Airport located at the end of the road.

Local residents are shocked; some say on social media how surprised they are that a body was found in the location.

Sheriff Gibson said the incident is currently under investigation and no further details could be released.

KATC has a crew en route. This story will be updated as more details become available .