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Livingston Parish authorities are investigating after a body was found near a canal in the Watson area.

Deputies investigating Thursday believe the death may be the result of a suicide or accidental overdose, Sheriff’s Spokesman Lori Steele said early Thursday afternoon.

A caller reported the body of a deceased adult male outside near the intersection of La. 16 and Fore Way Road around 11 a.m. Thursday morning, Steele said.

Thursday morning she said deputies were awaiting the arrival of the parish coroner.

The investigation is ongoing.