Body found in ditch in St. Landry Parish

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UPDATE: St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s deputies say that the body found is an unidentified black female.

An autopsy will be conducted tomorrow

At about 7 p.m. Sunday St. Landry Parish Sheriff Detectives say they received a call of a body in a ditch, 2 1/2 miles North of Washington, La. off of Hwy 10 in the Beggs area.

Detectives responded and found the deceased body.

A cause of death is under investigation, Major Eddie Thibodeaux said.

There was no identification on the victim.

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