Editor’s note: The Orleans Parish Coroner has confirmed the victim was a man. This article has been updated to reflect the correct victim’s identity.

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — A 56-year-old man was found dead in a canal in the Seventh Ward Sunday (March 19th).

Reports say it happened at the intersection of Florida Avenue and New Orleans Street around 2:00 p.m.

At the scene officers located a man suffering from blunt-force trauma to the body. He died on the scene.

The man identity has not been released at this time. The homicide remains under investigation.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is urged to contact NOPD Homicide detectives at 504-658-5300. Those wishing to report information anonymously can do so by calling Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

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