Unidentified body found under Hwy 19 bridge

Police investigate the scene of a floating body found Wednesday morning.

Authorities have identified the person found dead beneath the La. 19 bridge, according to the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office 

The person was identified as Billie Washington, 38, of Zachary, according to Sheriff Jeff Travis. Washington's family had reported him missing to the Zachary Police Department. 

The East Feliciana Parish Coroner declared the death a homicide on Thursday, Travis said. The State Police Crime Lab also assisted in identifying the body. 

The East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office, Zachary Police Department and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office are working on the case. No further information was immediately available.