NEW IBERIA, La. (KLFY)- UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 22-year-old Tylon Kerlegan, of New Iberia.
At 8:57 a.m. this morning, deputies responded to the 800 block of Edna St. in reference to a body being located.
Arriving deputies found a black male laying in the front yard of an abandoned home The victim appeared to have been shot, authorities said.
The Iberia Parish Coroner’s Office will determine the cause of death and notify the victim’s next-of-kin before releasing the identification.
Investigators are investigating this case as a homicide. If anyone has any information they are asked to call the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office at (337) 369-3711 or the Iberia Crime Stoppers Tips Line, 364-8477.