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.