Body found in a ditch in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE — Baton Rouge Police are investigating a body that was found in a ditch early Friday morning.

The discovery was made around 6:30am on Friday, Sept. 8th.

UWK has learned the body, that appeared to have been shot, was found in a ditch off of Airline Hwy. on E. Brookstown near St. Gerard Ave.

No further details have been provided at this time.

The East Baton Rouge Coroner’s office will now perform an autopsy to determine the exact cause and manner of death.

Early reports indicate a person shot and then their body left in a ditch.

Anyone with information on this crime or others is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP.

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