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Breaking News: Opelousas PD Chief Identifies body found early Thursday morning

Opelousas Police Chief, Martin McLendon confirms a man was found dead on the railroad tracks near Statesman Road around 2:45 Thursday morning.  The body was found with a single gun shot wound to the head. Neighbors believe they heard gun fire. Shortly after, the body was discovered by someone delivering newspapers.  Chief McLendon tells us they have identified the body as 22 year-old John O’Neil Jason. His family has been notified. We will keep you updated as this story develops.