Detective Captain Tom Anderson responded to the scene and observed the body of a young man who was tentatively identified as 17-year-old JaQuarius Taylor, the person who had been reported missing. Positive identification is pending the autopsy report. Other detectives were called in to assist and the investigation is ongoing.
Sheriff Randy Seal commented. “So sad, so sad. I ask all of our parish residents to keep this family in your prayers as they cope with the loss of their loved one. Meanwhile, our detective division is devoting all resources to this investigation. I urge anyone with information about this crime to contact our detective division at (985) 839-3434.”