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LPSO investigating body found near Dollar General

Posted: 11:19 AM, Nov 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-01 12:24:22-04

Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the cause of death of a man found near the Dollar General on Carmel Drive this morning.

Deputies were called to the store this morning, after a resident of the area reported seeing an unresponsive man. They found an elderly man who had died, a spokesman said.

Even though it appears the man died of natural causes, deputies are preserving evidence and investigating just to be sure, the spokesman said.

The coroner will determine the cause of death and verify identity, and next of kin will be notified, before the man is identified, the spokesman said.

The man had no vehicle registered to him in the area, and all evidence seems to indicate he was homeless, the spokesman said.