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Missing man found dead along highway in Berwick, LA

Willie Francis (Source: St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office) Willie Francis (Source: St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office)
BAYOU VISTA, LA (WAFB) -

Authorities say a man they were searching for after his vehicle was found abandoned late Tuesday night on Hwy 90, was found shot to death along Highway 182 in Berwick, LA.

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office said Willie Francis, 23, of Bayou Vista, was last heard from around 10:30 p.m.

Deputies said vehicle car was found about an hour later with the engine running. They said it was parked on US 90 near Cameron Iron Works in Bayou Vista.

"What began as an investigation into an abandoned vehicle has evolved overnight into a homicide investigation, " said Traci Landry with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office.

It's an active investigation with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office and the Berwick Police Department.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office at 985-384-1622 or 985-337-1960.

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