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St. Martin Parish authorities find body in car after 2 occupants flee


ST. MARTINVILLE, Louisiana — St. Martin Parish authorities are investigating the discovery of a body found in a vehicle after others in the car fled following a police pursuit.

Sheriff's Maj. Ginny Higgins says St. Martinville Police found the body early Tuesday after pursuing a "suspicious car" following reports of gunfire. Higgins, in a news release, said the pursuit ended when the car stopped abruptly and two men fled the vehicle and ran away.

The body of a man was in the car. Higgins says police do not know the age or identity of the victim.

The men who fled the car remain at large.

The Advocate reports ( ) the incident began around 2:30 a.m.

Information from: The Advocate,

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