Police: Deceased male found in shrubs had signs of being in a struggle

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 3:00pm

The body of a 24-year-old man was discovered behind a shrub next to a business on Polk Street in Lafayette. Investigators are currently working to determine how he died.

The Lafayette Police Department reports that the body was found shortly after noon on Monday, Oct. 15. We’re told the male victim was found lying on the ground with obvious signs that he was involved in a struggle.

The body of the victim, who has been identified as Michael Luke Darby of Eunice, was taken by the coroner’s office for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

No motive or suspect has been determined at this time. The case is under investigation.


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