Body found in apartment complex pond

Monday, September 26, 2011 - 11:04am

The Bossier City Police Department is investigating a body recovered Sunday night from the pond at the Villaggio Apartments in the 5200 block of East Texas Street.

Police have identified the man as 26-year old John Eric Allen who lived at the complex.

Officers were called to the scene at approximately 6 p.m. Sunday after a resident had notice fishing tackle along with some personal effects had been on the pond’s hard edge since early Sunday. The resident first noticed the items at approximately 8:30 a.m., and then contacted Villaggio security upon seeing that the items were still there at around 6 p.m.

Police Allen’s driver’s license among the items. Officers tried to contact Allen at his apartment, but found no one there. As a precaution, police called Bossier City Fire Department personnel to the scene who conducted a search of the pond from the bank in the immediate area of where Allen’s personal effects were found. Fire personnel located Allen’s body in the water at approximately 9:20 p.m.

The Bossier Parish Coroner’s office will conduct an autopsy to determine cause of death.

From Bossier City Police Department


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