Missing man named as person found dead under Seabrook Bridge

NEW ORLEANS -- Officials confirmed Monday morning a man last seen leaving his aunt's home was the victim of a shooting on Lakeshore Drive.

Peter Oatis, Jr., 22, was found dead Thursday, in the 5400 block of Lakeshore Drive when officers found a man with a gunshot wound under the Seabrook Bridge.  

Oatis left his aunt's home Wednesday, telling her he was going to pick up dinner and head to his house, police said Saturday. His aunt told police she tried to contact him several times the next day, but could not reach him. His boss also said he had not shown up for work.

Anyone with information about Oatis' death is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.


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