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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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Body found in Larose last month identified as Ohio native

Body found in Larose last month identified as Ohio native

The sheriff’s office recently announced the body of man found in a canal in Larose last month has been identified as an Ohio native.

Following extensive testing and research, DNA tests and medical records confirmed the identity of the man as 68-year-old Kenneth Verbus. Originally from Ohio, Verbus had lived in the area for the past several years. Most recently, he had been staying in the Houma area.

Verbus’ body was found by two fishermen in a canal just off LA Highway 24 (Bourg-Larose Highway) in Larose on the morning of Wednesday, March 21. Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Water Patrol deputies and detectives responded to the scene and retrieved the remains.

Detectives were unable to determine the identity of the deceased male through the initial investigation. An autopsy was conducted, and while the cause of death was not able to be determined, detectives do not suspect foul play in his death.