Woman found shot to death on side of road in Tangipahoa Parish

Crime Scene

LORANGER, La. (WGNO) – Deputies in Tangipahoa Parish are investigating the shooting death of a woman whose body was found early this morning on the side of a road in Loranger.

According to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded about 4:20 a.m. to Briarpatch Cemetery Road, where they found 27-year-old Heather Cox dead.

Initially, deputies believed she could have been struck by a vehicle, but it turns out she was shot once in the upper torso.

While detectives were on the scene on Briarpatch Cemetery Road, there was another call about a vehicle fire on La. 1054 in Independence. A 2006 Nissan Sentra was found completely burned in a grassy area.

The burned vehicle has been linked to Cox’s death.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information on Cox’s shooting death is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-554-5245.