Authorities identify man found shot dead along Claiborne Parish roadway

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Updated: Dec. 11, 2019 at 10:49 AM CST
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CLAIBORNE PARISH, La. (KSLA) - The Claiborne Parish Sheriff’s Office has released the identity of the man found shot dead along a country road in Claiborne Parish.

The body of 44-year-old Jason Staples was found on Hoodtown Road (Louisiana Highway 533) at Louisiana Highway 146, according to Claiborne Parish Sheriff Ken Bailey. A called was made regarding the discovery of the body around 3 a.m. Tuesday.

Authorities thought they were dealing with a fatal-hit and run and began investigating it as such. However, investigators discovered that he had been shot once in the head.

According to Bailey, the victim is a Ruston native who now lives and works in Homer.

Staples’ body has been sent to Little Rock, Ark., for an autopsy.

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