By Muhammad Atef | April 8, 2021

Body found on Des Allemands Bridge identified as Houma car theft suspect, police say

State Police car.

A body found near the Des Allemands Bridge this week was identified as a suspect who led State Police on a high-speed chase in a stolen SUV from Houma, authorities said. 

Authorities identified the body as belonging to 19-year-old Frederick Howard, of Gretna.  

Howard’s body was found 6 p.m. Monday at an elevated section of the Des Allemands Bridge on U.S. 90. He did not have a driver’s license or any forms of identification, Senior Trooper Jesse LaGrange said.  

The body suffered injuries consistent with a fall from the bridge and autopsy results are pending, officials said. Though efforts to identify the body were initially unsuccessful, State Police learned about a social medial post Wednesday about a missing Gretna man who was last seen Monday. 

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