Deputies investigating body found in ditch behind Mamou home

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On May 14, the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call for assistance on the 1100 block of Jake Lane. in the Mamou area.

Deputies arrived on scene and located a white male subject unresponsive in a drainage ditch behind a home.

Acadian Ambulance medics attempted life saving measures, but were unable to revive the subject, the department said.

The Evangeline Parish Coroner’s Office arrived on scene and pronounced the man dead.

Detectives arrived on scene and began processing the area and questioning witnesses. At this time, a cause of death has not been determined and autopsy results are pending. One suspect was taken into custody, but his name has been withheld due to the current investigation status.

If you have any information regarding this matter, you are urged to contact the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at (337) 363-2161.

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