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Coroner: Teen whose body was dumped in broad daylight died from gunshot to the head

3 weeks 12 hours 47 minutes ago Wednesday, June 26 2019 Jun 26, 2019 June 26, 2019 1:03 PM June 26, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Officials say an 18-year-old was shot to death before his body was dumped in a public park Wednesday.

The incident was reported just before 1 p.m. at a BREC park on Perkins Road at Kenilworth Parkway, near Olympia Stadium. Sources say the body was dumped from a car.

Police have identified the male as Davonta Deon London. The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office says he died of a gunshot wound to the head.

Officials believe the vehicle that dumped the body at the park around 12:50 p.m. turned left on Kenilworth and drove toward Highland Road.

Anyone with information on this death is urged to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.

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