Body Found in Iberia Parish

Authorities in Iberia Parish tell us they found the body of a man Thursday night in Iberia Parish.

Emergency personnel tell us the body was found near the intersection of Highway 90 and Weeks Island Rd.

Sheriff Sid Hebert tells us a man was walking his dog when he found the body in a ditch.

The Iberia Parish coroner tells us the body is that of a 58-year-old hurricane Katrina evacuee.

We've also learned the man is a health care patient who had been missing since Thursday afternoon.

The sheriff says they haven't found any trauma to the body, and at this point, the coroner says the death is due to natural causes.

The sheriff says the coroner will perform an autopsy Friday to get the 'official' cause of death.

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