LSP: 5-year-old found dead in Port Allen
PORT ALLEN - A missing child was found dead on LA Hwy 190 east of LA 415 Saturday around 1 a.m., according to Louisiana State Police Tpr. Jared Sandifer.
Sandifer says the 5-year-old's body was found in the grass near the shoulder of the road. The cause of death is still under investigation, but foul play is not suspected, according to Sandifer. However, foul play has not been ruled out.
The West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office received a report around 9:15 p.m. that a black juvenile male was missing from a Christmas party on North River Rd. Troopers say the child was autistic.
The child was found dead two miles away from the party location. Troopers say it is unclear how the child got to the location on Hwy 190.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Troop A at 225-754-8500.