DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) - Authorities have released the identity of a body discovered in Denham Springs last Friday.
The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office said on Monday that the body was identified as Fermin Pecina, 39, of Texas.
The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office had reported the body was discovered on Hood Road at the intersection of a hunting club road in the Denham Springs area around 7 a.m.
Authorities said Pecina was staying the Baton Rouge area for the last few weeks. Pecina was recently reported as missing by his family.
The Livingston Parish Coroner said Pecina died of a single gunshot wound.
The Sheriff's Office said the investigation is still being worked as a homicide.
Sheriff Jason Ard said a driver happened upon the body along the road and contacted deputies.
He added the man had been dead at least eight hours before investigators found his body.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call LPSO at 225-686-2241 ext. 1 or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.