Sheriff: Suspected burglar found dead in business' kitchen vent

Sheriff: Suspected burglar found dead in business' kitchen vent

Sheriff: Suspected burglar found dead in business' kitchen vent

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Posted on April 21, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 21 at 6:06 PM

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MARRERO, La. - A man opening his business in Marrero Saturday morning found the legs of an apparent burglary suspect hanging from the oven vent in the kitchen.

Sheriff Newell Normand said the grisly discovery was made just after 9 a.m. at Greg's Food Mart in the 900 block Westwood Drive.

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office has identified the suspect as 44-year-old Ken Singleton of Marrero.

Sheriff Normand said Singleton appeared to have gained entrance into the business through the ventilation system.

The Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office has confirmed the cause of death of Singleton, saying he died of postional asphyxia.

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