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Body found in Morgan City identified; Death ruled natural

Posted at 2:36 PM, Apr 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 15:36:12-04

Police have identified the man found dead in Morgan City early on Sunday, March 31.

The Morgan City Police Department reported Sunday that the body of a male was found lying on the sidewalk along Hwy 70 between Teche Regional Medical Center and Veterans Blvd.

That man has been identified as 44-year-old Derrick Wayne Hayes of Morgan City.

Police say no signs of trauma or foul play were uncovered. The St. Mary Parish Coroner’s Office conducted an autopsy on Monday. A preliminary report indicates that Hayes died of natural causes, according to police.