Death of Jennings man found in canal ruled homicide

Dedrick Gant (Photo Courtesy: Facebook)

JENNINGS, La. (KLFY) – Authorities have ruled the death of a Jennings man, whose body was found floating in a canal, as a homicide.

Deputy Chief Christopher Ivey made the announcement in a statement issued Monday afternoon.

The body of 40-year-old Dedrick Gant was discovered in the West Bayou Grand Marias Canal, north of Jennings, on the morning of November 23, 2016.

Ivey said detectives are currently “working, gathering evidence and conducting interviews of acquaintances of Dedrick Gant.”

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office at (337) 821-2100.

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