Body found on side of St. Tammany road

Coroner will investigate circumstances of man's death
St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office

The St. Tammany Parish Coroner will conduct an autopsy after St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's deputies found the body of a man on the side of the road near Covington.

"Shortly before 7:45 a.m. Monday (September 21), St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to 11th Street between Soell Drive and North Street in reference to a stalled vehicle in the roadway," the sheriff's office said in a news release today. "When they arrived at the location of the stalled vehicle, deputies observed the body of a white male in the grass on the side of the roadway."

The body was turned over to the St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office, which will determine cause and manner of death, as well as identify the body.

The sheriff's office says foul play is not suspected at this time.