ATV riders discover body in Iberville cane field

A group of people driving ATVs in an Iberville Parish sugar cane field Saturday afternoon discovered the body of a man who authorities believe was the victim of a violent West Baton Rouge Parish incident last weekend.

“We definitely suspect foul play,” said Chief Deputy Stephen Engolio of the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office.

He described the victim as a black man not from the area. Authorities will not release his identity until they notify the victim’s family.

“We believe it’s connected to a missing person (case) we’ve been working for about a week,” said Col. Richie Johnson, a WBR sheriff’s office spokesman.