The body of a dead 2-year-old boy has been found on the Mississippi River levee near the Huey P Long Bridge, according to a release from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.

The body was located on the 4900 block of River Road on East Bank near Elmwood. Deputies said they are interviewing the child's father and mother. The boy's grandmother, from St. Tammany, reportedly called the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office to report the boy missing on Tuesday, and they began an investigation.

The investigation has been taken over by JPSO.


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"We have the mother of the child and the father of the child currently at our investigations bureau, being questioned as to how or what may have occurred, involved in the death of this child," JPSO spokesman John Fortunato said Wednesday night.

Fortunato said there was no more information available, as the scene had unfolded within the last few hours.

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