Sheriff’s office: Dead infant found in vehicle near Intracoastal Bridge


BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office discovered the dead body of an infant inside a car parked near the Intracoastal Bridge on Saturday.

SMPSO is now searching for the suspect, 53-year-old Ervin Melancon of Breaux Bridge. He’s wanted on second-degree murder.

SMPSO received a call about a suspicious car on Saturday around 2:30 p.m. Deputies arrived to find the infant’s body inside the vehicle. The infant’s cause of death has not yet been determined, according to a Facebook post from the sheriff’s office.

Anyone with information on Melancon’s whereabouts can call the sheriff’s office at (337) 828-1960.


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