Press Release from the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office:
On Tuesday, July 28, deputies with the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to James Chapel Rd N in Holden in reference to a possible deceased human discovered. New information obtained today leads deputies to suspect foul play in this case.
Sheriff Jason Ard says, ‘When deputies arrived on scene Tuesday, a body was recovered. The body was in poor condition due to decomposition. It’s believed the body had been at that location for approximately a week. An autopsy completed today revealed more details on the victim. The victim is believed to be a male in his early 40s. The cause of death was determined to be from a gun shot wound. Detectives are now attempting to positively identify the victim. Our investigation is ongoing.’
Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call us at 225-686-2241 x1 or Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867).