Coroner identifies body found on I-10 in Metairie as 19-year-old girl

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METAIRIE, La. (WGNO) –  A body found along Interstate 10 in Metairie Wednesday has been identified as 19-year-old Jasilas Wright, the Jefferson Parish Coroner’s Office says.

Louisiana State Police were called around 5 a.m. about a “possible dog or debris” on the interstate near the Veterans Boulevard overpass.  As units arrived on the scene, it was discovered to be the remains of a black female struck by westbound traffic.

All lanes on I 10 westbound were completely shut down while authorities investigated the scene.

There’s no word at this point how the body got there.

The coroner’s office is still working to determine a cause of death.

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