Man found dead in bed of a pickup; homicide investigation underway
Coroner’s office identifies 61-year-old victim
SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Police are investigating after a Shreveport man was found dead in the back of a pickup on Mother’s Day (May 8).
The Caddo coroner’s office identified him Tuesday, May 10 as 61-year-old Gregory Myles. His death marks the 24th homicide this year in Caddo Parish.
Shreveport Police Department officials say Myles was found dead in the truck in the 3100 block of Kentucky Avenue around 6:15 p.m. Sunday. The brown Dodge Ram pickup was in an alleyway.
The coroner’s office says the pickup had been reported to Shreveport police as suspicious.
Police say the man had lacerations and blunt force trauma to his head. The coroner’s office described his body as having been bludgeoned.
The case is being investigated as a homicide, officials say.
At this time, police have no suspect and there has been no arrest.
Authorities urge anyone with any information about this homicide to call Shreveport police detectives at (318) 673-7300 or (318) 673-6955.
Or contact Caddo-Shreveport Crime Stoppers by calling (318) at 673-7373, using the organization’s website or using the P3 Tips app to provide information anonymously. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible.
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