Dead body found in shallow grave near Hammond

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by WWLTV.com

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Posted on May 6, 2011 at 10:48 AM

Updated Friday, May 6 at 12:47 PM

HAMMOND, La. – Tangipahoa investigators are on the scene of where a dead body was discovered.

The body was found on a property along Highway 443, just north of Hammond.

The owner of the property discovered the body in a shallow grave, according to investigators.  The

Tangipahoa Parish investigators are not digging up body, instead calling investigators from the state crime lab in Baton Rouge and scientists from LSU to dig up and remove the body.

The body has not been identified, according to investigators, and the cause of death has not been determined.

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