Lafayette Police have launched an investigation after a body was found at around 8 o'clock this morning (August 3, 2017).

Lafayette Police Spokesman Karl Ratcliff reports officers were called out to the 300 block of Gauthier Road after a report of a body was made.

Ratcliff says police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the black male's death near a field.

Police say no other information about the case is available right now.