Shreveport police are investigating a homicide in the Cedar Grove area.

According to the Caddo Parish Coroner's Office, the body of 35-year-old Curtis Howard Williams, Jr., was found by a family member at around 10:30 this morning.

Williams' cousin received a phone call telling her his body could be found at a vacant house in the 300 block of West 77th Street. She discovered the remains in the backyard of the home and called police.

The body was taken to University Health for an autopsy. Shreveport police continue to investigate Williams' death.