Coroner identifies body found in canal near Jennings

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

JENNINGS, La. (KLFY) – Authorities have released the identity of the man whose body was found floating in a canal Wednesday morning near Jennings.

The sheriff’s office is investigating the case as a homicide.

Jefferson Davis Parish Coroner Dr. C.J. Deese identified the victim as 40-year-old Dedrick Gant, of Jennings.

A farmer spotted Gant’s body floating in the West Bayou Grand Marais canal around 8:15 a.m. Wednesday.

The canal is located between I-10 and Aaron Road just north of Jennings.



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