Body found in sugar cane field identified as Texas man

The Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office identified the man whose body was found Saturday afternoon in a sugar-cane field off Sidney Road near Rosedale.

Avery Hastings, 42, of Corpus Christi, Texas, was found Saturday by a group of all-terrain vehicle riders in the cane field, said Chief Deputy Stephen Engolio, of the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Hastings is believed to be the victim of a violent incident that happened about a week ago in West Baton Rouge Parish, authorities said, but details of the incident were not released.

Engolio said investigators have several leads in the ongoing probe into Hastings’ death being conducted with the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office.