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This morning about 10:00 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a hunter finding a body in the woods near the Calcasieu/Beauregard line off of Old River Road in Starks.


The body has been identified as Jody L. Barlow, 33, from Starks. The investigation has revealed Barlow received trauma to his body so his death is being ruled a homicide. The cause and manner of death are pending the coroner’s investigation.


When deputies received the call from the hunter reporting the discovery of a body, Barlow’s wife was at a Sheriff’s Office law enforcement center filing a missing person’s report on her husband.


The investigation is continuing with all leads being followed.


CPSO Detective Sgt. Brent Young and Detective Sgt. Lance Melendy are the lead investigators on this case.


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