Police identify man found dead in ditch in Iberville Parish

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Published: Feb. 3, 2023 at 9:13 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 3, 2023 at 4:58 PM CST
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ST. GABRIEL, La. (WAFB) - A body was found in a ditch in Iberville Parish on the morning of Friday, Feb. 3, St. Gabriel Police Chief Kevin Ambeau Sr. confirmed.

The man, later identified as 31-year-old Ervin Labostrie, of St. Gabriel, was discovered unresponsive on Highway 74 near Railroad Avenue, police said.

Medical staff pronounced him dead at the scene, they added.

According to the chief, an officer passed the area and noticed the body before 7:30 a.m.

Officials said they do not suspect foul play, but an autopsy is being conducted.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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