Law enforcement authorities are investigating the death of a Lake Charles man, who was found early Tuesday morning along Interstate-10 near Sulphur.

At approximately 3 a.m., the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to I-10 westbound near the mile marker 20 after receiving a call from Louisiana State Police troopers. Upon arrival, deputies located John Michael Deville, 68, deceased near his maroon Dodge Ram pickup truck.

According to the CPSO, the initial investigation does indicate foul play.

Deputies are asking if anyone observed Deville on the side of the freeway Tuesday morning, knows someone or saw someone with Deville, or provided a ride to a person hitchhiking or walking near I-10 or Hwy. 90, please contact Lt. Beth McGee at 491-3605 immediately.

A dark green Jeep was stolen from a residence in the vicinity of the incident Tuesday morning. It is believed to be stolen by a white male wearing a fluorescent orange or yellow shirt. This may or may not be related; however, if someone has any information regarding this Jeep or this white male, please contact McGee immediately.

CPSO Detective Casey Lafargue is the lead investigator on this case.