A person has come forward and is “cooperating” with detectives regarding a deadly hit-and-run that occurred earlier this week, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.
“Sheriff Ard confirms that one person has come forward in this case,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. “This person, a male, is currently cooperating with LPSO detectives. Our investigation continues.”
The Sheriff’s Office also identified the victim of the crash as 21-year-old Jacob Chalker of Denham Springs. Chalker’s body was found on the side of Buddy Ellis Road around 7 a.m. Monday.
In his original statement, Ard said detectives learned that the victim had left work from an establishment off Juban Road and was heading home by bicycle around 11:45 p.m. on Sunday, May 9.
The victim, now identified as Chalker, was traveling east on Buddy Ellis Road when it’s believed he was struck by a car. Ard said there would likely be damage on the front, driver side of the vehicle.
The impact could have occurred anytime between midnight and 7:00 a.m. Monday, the sheriff said.
Ard urged those who live along the route to check their video surveillance equipment “for any possible captured evidence.”
“We need help trying to find a suspect,” Ard said.
This investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is encouraged to call the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office at (225) 686-2241 x1 or Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP.