HAMMOND, La. -- Tangipahoa Parish deputies are investigating a murder that happened Monday in Hammond.

Around 5 p.m., Hammond firefighters responded to a house fire on North Baptist Road, just outside the city limits.

Firefighters found 62-year-old Charles Ockman inside and tied up.

'As the fire department was clearing the residence, they came across a 62-year-old white male inside the residence with his hands bound behind his back, and he was deceased,' said Dawn Panepinto, a spokeswoman for the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office.

Investigators are working the case as a homicide.

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