Authorities identify body found by hunter in wooded area in Tangipahoa Parish
UPDATE: With the assistance of the LSU FACES Laboratory, the Tangipahoa Parish Coroner's Office was able to identify the remains as 50-year-old Amite resident Leonard Hickerson.
Hickerson was reported missing by family members on Aug. 9.
AMITE - A hunter made a morbid discovery Monday morning as he stumbled upon human remains in a wooded area on the Northshore.
According to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, the remains were found near East Factory Street in Amite around 10 a.m. Monday. The sheriff's office says they were discovered by a rabbit hunter in the area.
The remains have yet to be identified, however authorities believe they are that of a middle-aged man. The cause of death has not been determined as of Monday afternoon.
Members of the Amite City Police Department, the Tangipahoa Parish Coroner’s Office, and the LSU F.A.C.E.S. Laboratory are assisting in the investigation.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.