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Coroner IDs body found in south Shreveport drainage ditch

Updated: Dec. 20, 2017 at 5:28 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - The Caddo Parish Coroner's office has released the name of a man whose body was found Wednesday, December 20, 2017, in a south Shreveport drainage ditch.

Arthur Belle, 36, was identified via fingerprints.

Authorities say Belle was found around noon in a ditch near the intersection of Mansfield Road and Southside Drive in the South Park neighborhood, located near Summer Grove Baptist Church (formerly SouthPark Mall).

According to the Caddo Parish Coroner, a preliminary investigation revealed no obvious signs of foul play.

An autopsy has been ordered at University Health.

This is a developing story. Stay with KSLA News 12 for updates.

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