Woman found dead in ditch suffered health-related issues, coroner says

The Baton Rouge Police Department reported it is investigating a homicide after a woman was found dead in a ditch on Saturday, Aug. 27.
Published: Aug. 27, 2022 at 6:45 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 31, 2022 at 4:30 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Police Department now says what started as a homicide investigation has been ruled a health-related death.

BRPD reported that Jessica Green, 39, was found dead in a ditch on Hiawatha Street on Saturday, Aug. 27. Investigators initially said she had been shot.

Officials then released an update on Wednesday, Aug. 31, that the East Baton Rouge Coroner’s Office ruled Green died from “health-related issues.”

According to detectives, she was found along Hiawatha Avenue near Navajo Street, which is not far from I-110 at Wyandotte Street, around noon on Saturday.

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