Local DJ “Jazzy” Jeff Leon, Missing Since Baton Rouge Concert, Sadly Found Deceased
The South Louisiana community is in mourning as news spreads of the tragic passing of local DJ "Jazzy" Jeff Leon, who had gone missing over the weekend after attending a concert in Baton Rouge.
Details surrounding Leon's untimely passing remain limited, but family members and friends have personally confirmed the heartbreaking news to Hot 107.9 in connection to a WBRZ report out of Baton Rouge, LA.
The West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office told WBRZ they responded to a crash late Tuesday afternoon on I-10 West between Port Allen and Grosse Tete. Upon their investigation, "authorities found a person dead inside a vehicle."
Deputies later confirmed that it was the missing DJ's gold Ford Expedition they located at the crash site, with Leon's body inside, still dressed in the attire he went missing in.
The West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said it responded to the crash late Tuesday afternoon on I-10 West between the Port Allen and Grosse Tete exits. Deputies found "Jazzy" Jeff Leon, who was last heard from after leaving a concert in Baton Rouge on Friday night.
The cause of the crash remains uncertain. Foul play is not suspected, and toxicology testing will be conducted.
The outpouring of condolences and tributes on social media continues to demonstrate the impact "Jazzy" Jeff Leon had on those who knew him.
Ever since Leon was reported missing, the community rallied together to support the local DJ's family in their search for "Jazzy" Jeff. Family members expressed gratitude for the assistance they received during the search efforts, as they begin the painful process of coming to terms with the tragic loss.
The original story outlined the sequence of events that led to the search for Leon. After attending a Chris Ardoin concert in Baton Rouge on the evening of Friday, August 11th, Leon's last known location was a gas station in Baton Rouge, where he was reportedly seen refueling his tan full-sized Ford SUV with distinctive factory wheels. Unfortunately, communication with Leon was lost after this point, and his absence sparked increasing concern among those close to him.
Latasha Leon, his wife, initiated a search party, enlisting the help of volunteers to scour the area for any trace of her missing husband. Despite their efforts and the hope that he would be found alive, the tragic outcome has left the community in sorrow.
Condolences are pouring in from friends, fans, and well-wishers, remembering "Jazzy" Jeff Leon as a beloved local DJ who touched many lives with his music and presence. Leon will be remembered fondly by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
The circumstances surrounding "Jazzy" Jeff Leon's passing continue to be investigated, and we will update this developing story as we offer our condolences to Leon's family and loved ones.