Louisiana National Guard soldier found dead in parking lot

The unidentified soldier was pronounced dead by medical personnel at the scene in Baton Rouge, the National Gaurd said in a news release.

Guardsmen continuing to stage MREs, water and supersacks of sand in preparation to respond to the citizens of Louisiana after Hurricane Ida makes landfall. A Guard soldier was found dead Friday in a Department of Public Safety parking lot in Baton Rouge.

Guardsmen continuing to stage MREs, water and supersacks of sand in preparation to respond to the citizens of Louisiana after Hurricane Ida makes landfall. A Guard soldier was found dead Friday in a Department of Public Safety parking lot in Baton Rouge. (LA National Guard)

A cause of death has not been determined. 的 Louisiana State Police is investigating.

The name of the soldier is being withheld pending 24 hours after the notification of the next of kin, 官员说.

National Guard soldiers from several states has been active in relief efforts following Hurricane 艾达, which swept through the Louisiana coast last weekend, leaving many without power and crippling essential services in impacted areas.

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