The body of an 18-year-old Crowley man suspected in a Sunday armed robbery was found Monday morning in a field off Ebenezer Road, authorities said.
Slye Mier was found face down around 10 a.m. in the Crowley field in the 6500 block of Ebenezer Road, but his cause of death is uncertain at this point, said Maxine Trahan, Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman.
“There was nothing visible” that indicated how Mier may have died, although investigators have deemed it “suspicious,” Trahan said Monday afternoon.
His body was sent to the Calcasieu Parish Coroner’s office for an autopsy, Trahan said.
Mier was last fleeing from Rayne Police officers on foot Sunday evening near the U.S. 90 overpass, Trahan said.
He and an unidentified juvenile were chased to that point from West Jefferson Davis Avenue after officers spotted Mier riding in the passenger seat with the juvenile in a stolen Chevrolet Camaro, Trahan said.
Once the pair left the car and fled on foot near the overpass, a K-9 unit helped Rayne Police locate Mier’s accomplice, who was taken into custody, Trahan said. Crowley Police then issued a warrant for Mier, who was missing until his body was discovered this morning.
Mier and the juvenile are accused of robbing the Camaro from someone they knew about 4:30 a.m. Sunday, Crowley Police Chief K.P. Gibson said Monday afternoon. Mier was wanted on counts of armed robbery, false imprisonment and unauthorized use of a moveable.
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