Body found behind shopping center ruled homicide, arrest made

Arrest made after body found behind shopping center on Gerstner Memorial
Body found behind shopping center on Gerstner Memorial
Body found behind shopping center on Gerstner Memorial (Source: KPLC)

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - The Calcasieu Sheriff’s Office is investigating a body found behind a shopping center on Gerstner Memorial Drive as a homicide and an arrest has already been made, authorities said.

Lorenzo S. Green, 36, is being booked on a count of second-degree murder, said Kim Myers, spokeswoman for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Myers said the body was found around 10:40 a.m. at the shopping center that houses Northern Tool and Equipment, Save a Lot, Osaka, Citi Trends and Family Dollar. The body was found behind a dumpster.

Myers said the initial investigation led to Green. The Calcasieu Coroner’s Office will determine the cause of the death.

The name of the deceased has not yet been released because the next of kin has not yet been notified.

KPLC will have more as information becomes available.

Body found behind shopping center on Gerstner Memorial
Body found behind shopping center on Gerstner Memorial (Source: KPLC)

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