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One arrested, charged with murder after body found behind Lake Charles shopping center

Posted at 12:18 PM, Sep 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-07 13:18:50-04

CPSO responded on Thursday, September 5, to a shopping center in the 3000 block of Highway 14 in Lake Charles in reference to a possible dead body.

When police arrived, they found the body of a man behind the shopping center.

During the initial investigation, it was learned that Lorenzo S. Green, 36, homeless, was responsible for the death of the man.

Green was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and has been charged with Second Degree Murder.

The victim was identified as Tracy R. Byrne, 40, homeless and not from Lake Charles.

The Calcasieu Coroner will determine the cause of death.