Town sees first homicide in 7 years, autopsy planned

Published: Jul. 26, 2010 at 3:28 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 29, 2010 at 9:05 AM CDT
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Jamin Lerod Robinson (Source: WWL-TV)
Jamin Lerod Robinson (Source: WWL-TV)

INDEPENDENCE, LA (WAFB) - Police in Independence are investigating the town's first homicide in seven years after a man who was found on the side of the road late Friday night died from his injuries Sunday.

According to a Tangipahoa Parish news site, an autopsy is planned Monday on Jamin Lerod Robinson, 21, of Independence, to try to determine exactly what killed him.

The case is being investigated as a homicide, but police have indicated it is possible Robinson died from a hit and run crash.

According to WWL-TV in New Orleans, the Independence Police Department said Robinson was found on the side of a road around 11 p.m.

Police Chief Frank Edwards III said Robinson was suffering from critical injuries when officers found him along Kemp Street.

Reports show he had no open wounds, so there was no blood at the scene.

Edwards said the victim was taken to Lallie Kemp Hospital, where he was diagnosed with several head injuries.

He later underwent surgery at St. Tammany Medical Center.

Robinson died from his injuries while at University Hospital in New Orleans.

Detectives don't have a motive or suspects in the case.

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