Body Found in Jeems Bayou in Caddo Parish
The body of a man is found in Jeems Bayou near Oil City in Caddo Parish.
Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says just before 8 a.m. deputies were notified that a kayaker found the body of a deceased male in the bayou about a half mile south of the bridge. Sheriff's Sgt. Pam Purgerson said there was also evidence that a pickup left the roadway on Hwy. 2 and struck the bridge over the bayou and ran into several trees.
The Sheriff's Office Dive Team was called to recover the body and search for a the truck. As a result of the search, a Dodge 1500 pick-up was found under water. It was recovered by members of the Sheriff's dive team.
The release of the man's identity is pending review by the Caddo Parish Coroner.
So far no witnesses to the crash have come forward and this tragedy is being investigated by the Sheriff's Patrol and Investigations divisions.