School maintenance workers find man’s decomposed body near north Louisiana school

The Caddo coroner's office tentatively has identified a Greenwood resident as the man whose decomposed body was found June 13 in the 1600 block of Murphy Street in Shreveport. [Source: KSLA News 12 file photo]

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - A man was found dead near a Shreveport school Thursday morning.

Central Elementary maintenance workers found his decomposed body just after 7 a.m. in a woody area in the 1600 block of Murphy Street, the Caddo Parish coroner’s office reports.

The coroner’s office tentatively has identified him as 25-year-old Charles Davis, of Greenwood.

That identification is based on a photo ID found in one of the man’s pockets and is pending scientific confirmation.

An autopsy has been ordered at Ochsner LSU Health in Shreveport to determine how the man died.

His death is being investigated by Shreveport police.

“The cause and manner of Davis’ death has not been determined. Autopsy pending,” Officer Christina Curtis replied when asked whether there were any signs of foul play.

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