Murder victim identified, Ascension Parish detectives looking for suspect
POSTED: Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 4:14pm
UPDATED: Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 4:26pm
ST. AMANT, LA — UPDATE: The victim has been identified as Fred Martin Jr, 37, a resident of Ascension Parish.
Ascension Parish Sheriff's detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred in St. Amant late Friday night, January 31.
At about 11:30 p.m., a report was received of a suspicious person on Penny Duplessis Road. The caller indicated that the person, who she described as a black male, was walking down the dead end street and appeared nervous.
A deputy was dispatched to investigate the suspicious person call and noticed a car in the ditch on the side of Stringer Bridge Road near the location of the suspicious person report and stopped momentarily to investigate. When he did, he noticed a body in a driveway near the vehicle.
Investigators are not releasing the identity of the victim pending a positive identification but are indicating that the victim is a black male in his 30’s. Exact cause of death is still under investigation.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office at 225-621-INFO or by sending an anonymous tip to 847411 or to Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7867).