Body of man reported missing found in canal, police say
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Police said the body of a man who recently went missing was discovered in a canal on Saturday, October 7.
According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the body of Joseph Kinchen, 74, was found off of Tom Drive.
No details were released about how Kinchen died. Police said the results of an autopsy are still pending.
Deputies with the East Baton Rouge Sherrif’s Office originally reported that Kinchen went missing on Saturday night, September 30. According to EBRSO, Joseph Kinchen, 74, had last been seen walking from a business on Cortana Place toward Tom Drive in Baton Rouge.
Kinchen previously went missing back in May of 2023.
Deputies said that Kinchen suffered from Alzheimer’s.
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