NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police are investigating after a body was discovered in a storm drain.
Police spokesman Juan Barnes said the body was found Sunday evening in the 7th Ward.
NOLA.com ' The Times-Picayune reported that the storm drain is in a desolate dead-end under Interstate 10, near two stripped and abandoned cars.
Sewerage & Water Board technicians and firefighters fought termites as they dug out the drain and dropped down a ladder to retrieve the body.
Barnes said the coroner's office plans an autopsy to determine the cause of death.