Murder victim identified, Ascension Parish detectives looking for suspect

Murder victim identified, Ascension Parish detectives looking for suspect
Photo of victim provided by APSO.
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POSTED: Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 5:14pm

UPDATED: Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 5:26pm

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). 

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