Hancock County

Man found dead at Waveland store had drugs, alcohol in system

Hancock County Coroner Jim Faulk said a drug screen shows Kenneth Benjamin Billodoux, 29, of Mandeville died with drugs and alcohol in his system about 10 hours before investigators found his body in a car at a convenience store parking lot.

“With all the facts in the case, it appears to be a drug overdose,” Faulk said.

The coroner said the exact amount of drugs and alcohol in Billodoux’s body will be determined through further testing at a forensics lab. Results are expected to take three weeks.

A friend of Billodoux’s told investigators that he was taking Billodoux to the hospital on Sunday before pulling into the parking lot of a Circle K convenience store on U.S. 90.

Hancock County Chief Deputy Don Bass said officers from his department and the Waveland Police Department found the body when they responded to an emergency call at 5:20 p.m. Sunday.

Anita Lee: 228-896-2331, @calee99