Melville teen’s death being investigated as a homicide

UPDATE: St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating the suspicious death as a homicide, according to Captain Clay Higgins.

Investigators believe the teen died of a gunshot wound.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff Office is investigating a suspicious death in Melville.

According to Captain Clay Higgins, at 11 p.m. Friday night, Melville Police Chief Anthony Morrow requested assistance after a young male’s body was found in a wooded area near First Street.

Higgins said the sheriff’s office is treating the incident as a suspicious death, adding that a further investigation is being done to determine the exact cause of death.

The victims name is not being released at this time.

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