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.