Construction crews working to repair the Canal Street sinkhole today stumbled upon what appears to be the remains of Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s legacy, according to a police report filed today.
Investigators believe the highly decomposed remains, which were uncovered in the deepest part of the sinkhole, date back to early-to-mid-2015.
“While tests are still pending, our initial analysis strongly indicates we’ve found what’s left of Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s legacy. We have notified Mitch and his family,” said Sgt. Bob Leigh, spokesman for the New Orleans Police.
“At this point in time, the case is not being investigated as foul play. It appears this unfortunate situation was self-inflicted.”
Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who had been holding out hope that his legacy was still alive and well somewhere, found himself torn over the discovery.
“In some ways, it is a relief to know my legacy will be forever remembered in New Orleans, but in other ways, it’s really heartbreaking to know it won’t be as was planned,” said Landrieu.