“Severely decomposed” body found in canal near Jennings

A “severely decomposed” body was found on November 23, 2016, in canal south of Aaron Road near Jennings, La. (Photo Credit: Karaski Melvin/KLFY)
A “severely decomposed” body was found on November 23, 2016, in canal south of Aaron Road near Jennings, La. (Photo Credit: Karaski Melvin/KLFY)

JENNINGS, La. (KLFY) – A homicide investigation has been launched by the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office after a “severely decomposed” body was found this morning in a canal near Jennings.

Deputy Chief Christopher Ivey said deputies received a call from a farmer around 8:15 a.m. who spotted a suspicious object floating in the West Bayou Grand Marais canal, near his irrigation pump.

The canal is located between I-10 and Aaron Road just north of Jennings. It is unclear at this time if foul play was involved.

Ivey said the body was “severely decomposed” upon discovery and today’s rain hindered his department’s recovery efforts.

Deputies called in a marine division and forensic investigative unit from the neighboring Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office to assist them in removing the body from the canal.

An autopsy will be performed on the body by the coroner’s office in Calcasieu Parish.

The case remains under investigation.

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This photo shows the intersection of Aaron Road and Elton Drive, about a half-mile north of where the body was found. (Photo Credit: Karaski Melvin/KLFY)
A “severely decomposed” body was found on November 23, 2016, in canal off of Aaron Road near Jennings, La. (Photo Credit: Karaski Melvin/KLFY)
Aaron Road near Jennings, La. (Photo Credit: Karaski Melvin/KLFY)

 

 

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