JPSO: Body found in bushes just off West Esplanade behind EJ Hospital

Jim Hanzo
October 31, 2017 - 12:27 pm
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Authorities say a passerby discovered a body in the bushes of a closed business in Metairie, this morning.  

The body was discovered just before 8 a.m. behind East Jefferson General Hospital, according to JPSO.  

"When they arrived they found a 50-year-old white male who was deceased," said Lt. Jason Rivarde with the sheriff's office.  "There were no signs of  foul play or trauma on him or around his body, and currently we are waiting on an autopsy to determine the cause of death."

The identity was not immediately known.

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