Female body found near DeRidder

From the office of Sheriff Ricky Moses:
As of 8 am this morning, Zeb Johnson from the Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office reported that they have not conducted the autopsy yet but preliminary examination indicated the victim died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head. Identification of the victim is pending autopsy results. BPSO forensic unit is examining evidence recovered at the scene. More updates to follow.

By Adam Hooper - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A woman's body is found south of DeRidder on Granberry road, at around noon. Investigators from Beauregard parish, and the FBI are working to solve this mystery.

"We received a call from a motorist about a possible body in a vacant lot, south of town," said Beauregard Parish Sheriff, Ricky Moses.

At first, officials believed this case could be related to the Jeff Davis homicides, but according to Beauregard Parish Sheriff Ricky Moses, further investigation proved otherwise.

"We looked into it as a possibility, but it looks like it is not going to be connected to the Jeff Davis homicides," said Sheriff Moses.

Sheriff Moses said they have a tentative identification on the body found, but they will not have a positive Identification until they receive word from the Calcasieu Parish Coroner's office, where the body has been sent for an autopsy.

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