Body found in well in New Orleans

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 07, 2018 - 5:09 pm

New Orleans firefighters pulled a dead body from a well.

Someone who said they were looking for firewood in a wooded area of Gentilly reported an odor and flies in the area.

They then found the victim in the well near Florida Avenue and Gibson Street.

That was around 9:30pm Saturday.

NOFD says the well was around eight feet deep.

After crews pulled the body up, EMS pronounced the victim dead on the scene.

The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office will identify the body and determine cause of death.

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