New Orleans Coroner identifies 36-year-old man found deceased on Decatur Street

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An official from the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office on Friday identified the man found deceased on the sidewalk along Decatur Street Wednesday as 36-year-old Troy Beard.

New Orleans Police responded to a report of an unclassified death in the 1000 block of Decatur Street on Wednesday shortly before 9:30 a.m., according to records.

Beard’s cause and manner of death are still under investigation, according to Jason Melancon, a Coroner’s Office spokesman.