On Monday afternoon, a man was found dead in a canal behind a public park in Baton Rouge.

According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, around 2:30 p.m., officers responded to a call at a BREC Park along Old Hammond Highway.

Upon arrival, officers found the man face-down in the canal.

Authorities have not yet disclosed if they believe the man died from natural causes or another way.


Police said the death is still under investigation.

This is a developing story. When we receive more information, we will update here.

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