Twenty-year-old Labadieville man found dead in his front yard _lowres

Daquan Rainey, victim of a homicide, Feb. 17, 2015. Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office.

The Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating the slaying of a man whose body was found Tuesday evening in a front yard in Labadieville, Sheriff Mike Waguespack said.

The Sheriff’s Office responded to a call saying that the man, later identified as Daquan Rainey, 20, was lying in a yard in the 100 block of Violet Street.

Waguespack said Rainey had a small stab wound. Further information on the cause of death is expected from the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office on Thursday, the sheriff said.

Rainey had recently moved to Assumption Parish with relatives and was a former resident of Houma, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

A reward of $1,000 is being offered by the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office for information leading to an arrest in the case.

Anyone with information may call the Sheriff’s Office at (985) 369-2912.