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Coroner: Man found along I-10 died from beating

3 years 5 months 4 days ago August 20, 2013 Aug 20, 2013 Tuesday, August 20 2013 August 20, 2013 10:14 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - A man whose body was found on Saturday by the side of Interstate 10 in eastern New Orleans was beaten to death.

The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office tells The Times-Picayune the death has now been classified as a homicide.

John Gagliano, chief investigator for the coroner's office, says the victim, who has not yet been identified, died from trauma to his head and chest. Gagliano says the victim had likely been dead for two to three days.

Police said the victim's body was discovered just after 7 p.m. Saturday near the Michoud Boulevard exit.

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