UPDATE: Deputies have identified the child who drowned

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OUACHITA PARISH, La. – (4/14/19) The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office have identified the child who drowned in floodwaters.

The victim has been identified as 13-year-old Sebastian Omar Martinez of West Monroe.

Deputies say the investigation is ongoing.



OUACHITA PARISH, La. – (4/13/19) Ouachita Parish deputies are on the scene of a child who has drowned in floodwaters.

Deputies tell us a a 13-year-old child has drowned in a drainage canal on Evergreen Street just past the Boys and Girls Club in Bawcomville.

The child’s identity has not been released pending the notification of the family. 

This is a developing story. We will have more information as details become available.

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