Deputies discover man's body behind church in St. Bernard Parish

Deputies discover man's body behind church in St. Bernard Parish
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POSTED: Friday, September 27, 2013 - 8:30pm

UPDATED: Friday, September 27, 2013 - 8:34pm

St. Bernard Parish sheriff’s deputies found a man’s body early Friday morning. Sept. 27, behind a former church building in Violet but no cause of death has been listed pending an autopsy to be done today, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.

There weren’t signs of injuries that would have been fatal.

The body of the man, whose name hasn’t been released, was found about 3:00 a.m. off First Street in Violet, in an grass area behind the former Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church building, which is in the 6300 block of East St. Bernard Highway, just east of the Violet Canal, Sheriff Pohlmann said.

Officers found the man after reports that one or more people had dumped a body in bushes near the Violet Canal.

Sheriff’s detectives were following leads on who may have brought the body to where the man was found, the sheriff said.

No arrests have been made.

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