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Police say ‘no foul play’ is suspected over body of man found wrapped in plastic and rolled up in a rug

Stewart Perrie

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Police say ‘no foul play’ is suspected over body of man found wrapped in plastic and rolled up in a rug

A man's body was discovered wrapped in plastic and rolled up in a rug, but police don't suspect any foul play was involved in his death.

Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy J. Paul, Jr. has given an update on the investigation into Nathan Millard's death and said the coroner's initial report shows the victim had 'no evidence of internal or external trauma'.

The 42-year-old father of five was discovered on March 6 near Scenic Highway in Baton Rouge.

Authorities told local station WBRZ that a passerby noticed Millard's 'severely decomposed' body in the plastic wrapping and rug in a vacant lot.


His wife, Amber, explained to WSB-TV that he disappeared while he was on a business trip with a client.

"It's a nightmare that I wanna wake up from," she said to the outlet.

He was first reported missing on February 23 after leaving Happy's Irish Pub in downtown Baton Rouge in the early hours of the morning.


Millard had been to a few places that night and also attended a college basketball game.

Nathan was alone when he left Happy's and CCTV captured him going to a Greyhound bus station where a security guard offered him a lift home.

The 42-year-old could be seen declining the offer and didn't appear to be in any distress.

He never made it back to his hotel and the client he met the night before called police to do a welfare check when Millard didn't show up the next day for a meeting.


Authorities said the man's phone and wallet were found on the street several blocks away from his hotel.

Millard's family is worried he 'died of an accidental overdose', according to WAFB.

During the police press conference, authorities said they aren't able to comment on whether drugs were involved in the man's death.

The final autopsy and toxicologist report is yet to be handed down.


Baton Rouge Police Captain Kevin Heinz said during the press conference: "It does appear that he was left there, that that's most likely not where he died.

"I don't want to go into details on our investigative efforts, but efforts are underway to locate and to talk to whoever may have put him there."

He added: "We will ask whoever put him there if something happened, if there was a moment of panic, come forward. We just want to know what happened to him."


Featured Image Credit: Baton Rouge Police Department/Facebook. WSBTV

Topics: Crime, US News

Stewart Perrie
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