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.
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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.