BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office identified a body found near O’Neal Lane Thursday morning.

The sheriff’s office said the body of Erion Franklin, 20, was found in the 3000 block of Yorkfield Drive at around 6:25 a.m. Investigators said Franklin was found lying in a courtyard area with a gunshot wound.

EBRSO says, “The circumstances surrounding the death are currently under investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 389-5000 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 344-STOP. 

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