NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – The New Orleans Police Department is investigating the death of 16-year-old Kaylan Ward. Ward’s body was discovered Thursday (June 4) on Interstate 10 East Bridge at Bullard Avenue.
According to the NOPD, Ward was last seen wearing a black shirt, black bike shorts, and orange slippers while walking river bound on Earhart Boulevard near Magnolia Street, at approximately midnight. At that time, she was attempting to get a ride to North Miro Street.
Traffic Investigator Anthony Pontiff is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 658-6205.
The Coroner’s Office will continue to work with NOPD investigators to determine the exact cause of death.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org