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Louisiana children waiting for school bus discover dead body on side of road

Louisiana Children Waiting on School Bus Discover Dead Body

A gruesome discovery: A man's dead body on the side of the road, and it's possible it it had been there for several hours. It happened in the 66-hundred block of 14th street.

The woman who lives near the site here in Marrero tells us her daughter heard a gunshot around 3:15 this morning, but it wasn't until about 6:30 that they noticed a body lying here on the sidewalk.
Delores said, "It's kind of scary because I may be scared not to walk no more."

Delores is like a mother to many in this marrero neighborhood. She tells us she was taking her morning walk when she saw what she thought was a pile of trash behind her home.

Delores said, "I got to the post and them children catching the bus said, 'Don't go down there.' I said, 'Why?' They say, 'That's a body.' I said, 'A body?!'"

When Jefferson Parish deputies arrived, they found a man who'd been shot once in the head. The cornor's office will have to determine the time he died, but from what neighbors tell deputies ... It's possible his body was lying on the ground for several hours before anyone discovered him.

Delores: "It's terrible. Everybody see but nobody speak of it. They just see and say they don't want to be in it."

Neighbors say the area where the victim was shot has been a hot spot for drug and other illicit activity ever since a hotel there burned down years ago.

Resident Darlene Jenkins explains, "Somebody got to do something about it. This place been messed up since katrina. Whoever own[s] that place need to do something or we need to get together. We've done walks around here for shootings some body's got to stop it.

Darlene Jenkins is worried about the safety of her mother and other elderly people in the neighborhood. She said, "you could walk through there or just look through there and you'll see them having sex, so it's still a hotel. So what they need to do is put a camera up there and then they'll see what's going on then we ain't got to be calling up what's going on out here."

Investigators haven't identified a suspect or a motive in this shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call Jefferson Parish deputies.

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gov111w August 22 2014 at 4:02 PM

Is there going to be Protests and Riots

Is there going to be a big grab for Free Stuff

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irinalaw gov111w August 22 2014 at 5:05 PM

No, that only happens if a white cop shot the "innocent victim"

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thomashollman19 gov111w August 23 2014 at 11:07 AM


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t_pieck August 22 2014 at 4:19 PM

If it was a cop that killed the man they would have been rioting about another thug being shot. (yes I know it was at night but still.) Someone could of at least picked up the phone and made an anonymous call and reported hearing shots

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Van t_pieck August 22 2014 at 5:05 PM

You've got to be kidding!! They don't do that in those neighborhoods.

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t_pieck Van August 22 2014 at 10:11 PM

I was saying if it was a cop they would be quick to call it out.

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vtmilitia August 22 2014 at 7:53 PM

It took 3 hours after hearing gunshots to call police, no wonder there is a crime problem.

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lisasin7 vtmilitia August 22 2014 at 9:03 PM

The "no snitch" rule that works OH so well.

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Mike August 22 2014 at 3:54 PM

You'd think they'd be used to that in Louisiana.

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BRUCE August 22 2014 at 8:58 PM

"Somebody needs to do something..."
Yes you are correct, but that somebody is going to have to come from within your own community. The police can't do anything because as soon as they enter into the area....well you know what happens. It has to come from within, you have to do your own cleaning up or it just isn't going to happen...sorry.

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Pat August 23 2014 at 8:36 AM

For Heaven's sakes. Couldn't they have interviewed someone who spoke English! That is just pathetic.

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Viper1ex19 August 23 2014 at 7:23 PM

If you call in a crime the cops show up at "YOUR" door interrogating you as if you were the one who committed the crime.

That's why you're better off not getting involved.

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Karen August 22 2014 at 4:43 PM

I have lived in Louisiana all my life and the children that witnessed this are no strangers to violence. I know that the police have some type of blockades that are set up to keep the body out of view. I dont know why they were not being used especially when people starting leaving there homes for work, school or whatever. Wasnt fair to the young man who was shot and definitely not to the children that were waiting for the bus.

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Hello Beautiful August 23 2014 at 9:32 AM

Ummmm......not a surprise considering the seedy area. Damn those Scandinavian neighborhoods!

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mielkele Hello Beautiful August 23 2014 at 9:54 AM

What? Please explain.

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kay August 23 2014 at 12:48 PM

Darlene you have an excellent thought..."somebody got to do something about it" but what is the answer to put that thought in action. Police can't be everywhere...takes community involvement! Call Police every time you see a crime being committed...every time!! Start a neighborhood watch committee take care of your neighbors!

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