Body found in wooded area in Prairieville Tuesday afternoon

Staff Report

Shortly before 2 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies began an investigation after a decomposed body was found in a wooded area off Post Office Road in Prairieville.

Parish workers found the body and called 9-1-1.

The body has not been identified yet; however foul play is not suspected.

This investigation is still on-going, and more details will be available later pending an autopsy.