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Man found dead in Baton Rouge building crawl space Friday

4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago September 23, 2016 Sep 23, 2016 Friday, September 23 2016 September 23, 2016 4:12 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A pest control worker was found dead in a crawl space of a shopping center in a busy shopping district of the city Friday afternoon.

Sources told WBRZ, the 31-year-old unidentified man went into the space of a building near the corner of Lobdell and Jefferson Highway. After a lengthy period of time of the man not returning from the crawl space, employees got concerned and called 911. Emergency crews responding to the situation found the man, sources said.

The East Baton Rouge Coroner's Office said the death is possibly heat related. The autopsy has not yet been performed. 

Circumstances surrounding the person's death have not been released.  WBRZ reporter Brett Buffington is on the scene.  

There was a large emergency presence in the area as the person was freed and examiners worked the scene.

Watch afternoon editions of WBRZ News 2 on TV Friday for live reports. Check this story later for further updates.

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