Body Found in Port Hudson

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 7:10pm

A Port Hudson man makes a gruesome discovery on his morning walk, a body lying in a ditch. A quiet community turned into a crime scene.

Investigators just identified the victim as 52-year-old Mack Charles Dunn of Zachary but they still don’t know how he ended up in the ditch. Investigators traced a trail of blood from a point on West Port Hudson Plains Road all the way to where Dunn was found. When they lifted him out of the ditch they say it appeared he had only a few minor cuts. The body was taken by the coroner for further examination and as of now, the case is not being treated as a homicide. But many still don’t know what to make of it all.

Despite last night’s heavy rains, the blood was present on the road, leading investigators to believe the incident took place earlier this morning. Officials say they are waiting on an autopsy to determine the cause of death. They’re hoping neighbors in the area can help them in their investigation.