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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Man shot dead, found in Harvey drainage canal identified


The Jefferson Parish coroner's office identified the man found dead in a Harvey drainage canal Monday night, June 10, 2019, as Romalace James Jr., of Marrero.

The Jefferson Parish Coroner’s office has identified the man whose body was discovered partially submerged in a Harvey drainage canal Monday night (June 10) as Romalace James Jr., 43, of Marrero.

Man’s body found in Harvey drainage canal: JPSO

James died of multiple gunshot wounds, said Mark Bone, chief death investigator for the coroner’s office.

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office had made no arrests in the case as of Tuesday afternoon.

Deputies responding to reports of gunfire spotted James body just before 10 p.m. in the canal that runs parallel to Brown Avenue, near the intersection of Ethel Lane Street, Rivarde said.

Investigators did not have any information about a possible motive for the killing.

Anyone with information about the shooting death of Romalace James Jr. is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office investigations bureau at 504.364.5300. The public can also call Crimestoppers at 504.822.1111 or toll-free at 877.903.7867. Callers do not have to give their names or testify and can earn a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an indictment.

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The Jefferson Parish coroner's office identified the man found dead in a Harvey drainage canal Monday night, June 10, 2019, as Romalace James Jr., of Marrero. (Susan Poag,The/)
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