Body found in Zachary

Department of Public Works employees discovered man's body on McHugh Road

Monday, March 8, 2010 - 5:26pm

Zachary Police are investigating a murder.

Detectives say Department of Public Works employees found a man's body while working on McHugh road early Monday morning.

The victim is described as a black man in his 30s.

Police say they have identified the victim but are waiting for autopsy results to be sure.

The body was found in a rural part of Zachary on one of the few remaining gravel roads in town.

Capt. David McDavid says the discovery was shocking.

"It's definitely tough coming in on a Monday morning," said David.

David says it's only the third murder in three years in the area.

There are no suspects in the case.

Police are working on possible leads related to drugs.