Zachary police found a man dead late Saturday in the 3000 block of South Vernon Road and the Sheriff’s Office is investigating it as a homicide, a spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

Zachary police contacted the Sheriff’s Office around 7 p.m. about the man’s death, said Casey Rayborn Hicks, the spokeswoman.

She said the Sheriff’s Office agreed to take over the investigation, which is ongoing. No other details were immediately available late Saturday.