The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office confirmed to The Gazette this afternoon that a dead body was located in a parked vehicle in the Walmart parking lot.

Lt. Brennan Matherne, Public Information Officer with LPSO said this afternoon that deputies and medical personnel were called to 16759 Highway 3235 this morning at 7:15 a.m. in reference to a wellness checkup involving a person who appeared to be sleeping in a parked vehicle in the parking lot.

When officers arrived, they learned that a male in his 30s was dead inside the vehicle.

Lt. Matherne said an autopsy is pending, and that the investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Lt. Matherne said early signs show that there was no evidence of foul play at this time.

The victim is not yet being identified because LPSO is not aware if his next of kin has been notified.

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