Occupying a Bodybag: Man Found Dead in Occupy New Orleans Encampment

Posted by on Nov 09, 2011 at 7:29 am

Here was dead in a tent for two days. Let’s just hope nobody raped the corpse.

A 53-year-old man was found dead Tuesday inside a tent pitched at the Occupy New Orleans encampment at Duncan Plaza across from City Hall. He appears to have been living in the tent inside the occupation zone, said John Gagliano, chief investigator for the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office.

The man appears to have been dead for at least two days, Gagliano said.

Police received a call shortly before 6 p.m. about the incident in the 1300 block of Perdido Street.

“There are no obvious signs of trauma to the body,” Gagliano said.

At the moment, his death is “unclassified,” according to authorities.


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