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Overnight Crime Report: Unclassified Death, Rape, Armed Robbery

The New Orleans Police Department saw three crimes hit the city on Monday (8.28). According to the Major Offense Log (MOL), the NOPD responded to an unclassified death, a rape, and an armed robbery. 


At 12:02PM, a 36-year-old man was founding unresponsive, face down on the floor of a residence on the 4200 block of Joycelyn Dr. by his mother. He was pronounced on scene by EMS. 


At 5:13PM, a known female was sexually assaulted by a known male on the 7800 block of Michigan St. 


The Empress Hotel on the 1300 block of Ursulines Ave. was victim to an armed robbery. At 1:11AM, an unknown woman entered the hotel and asked a 60-year-old female employee if there was a vacant room available for rent. The subject then drew a black handgun and demanded money from the hotel employee, who complied and handed over an unspecified amount of money. The perp then fled on foot in an unknown direction. 


Readers with information that can help solve a crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading only to the arrest, except on homicides, where Crimestoppers will pay half of the reward upon the arrest and half on the indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward but you must contact Crimestoppers directly with your information. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at

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