Man found in canal in Des Allemands has been identified

The man whose body was found in a canal on Jan. 16 has been identified as Perry Barrios, 50, of Des Allemands.

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre said Barrios was pronounced dead at the scene.

Preliminary results of the investigation show his death was accidental and due to drowning, Webre said.

Just after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, deputies responded to Cypress Drive, just off U.S. Highway 90 in Des Allemands, in reference to a body found floating in a nearby canal. Investigators retrieved the remains and identified the man as Barrios. The investigation into Barrios’ death has revealed no evidence of foul play.

An autopsy was conducted by the Lafourche Parish Coroner’s Office on Jan. 17. The preliminary report indicated Barrios died due to drowning.

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