UPDATE: 10:53 p.m.:  This morning about 10:00 a.m. the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a hunter finding a body in the woods near the Calcasieu/Beauregard line off of Old River Road in Starks, said CPSO spokesperson Kim Myers.

The body has been identified as Jody L. Barlow, 33, from Starks, according to the press release.

Barlow received trauma to his body so his death is being ruled a homicide. The cause and manner of death are pending the coroner’s investigation.

Barlow’s wife was at a CPSO center filing a missing person’s report on her husband at the time the hunters reported to deputies that they discovered a body.

The investigation is still on going as detectives follow more leads.


ORIGINAL POST: According to Calcasieu Parish Sherrif’s Office spokesperson Kim Myers, detectives were investigating a homicide near Starks today.

Sometime before 1 p.m., Thursday, August 27, a body was discovered in a remote area in the northwest corner of the parish that’s only accessible by ATV’s, said Myers.

As details emerge we will be sure to post updates.