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Human remains found near St. Francisville identified

4 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, October 02 2014 Oct 2, 2014 October 02, 2014 12:59 PM October 02, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Brock Sues

ST. FRANCISVILLE - Human remains found near the old ferry landing in West Feliciana Parish in July have been identified as those of a Baton Rouge man who was reported missing by his family in April.

The wallet and driver's license of 58-year-old Kenneth Dwayne Bennett were found near skeletal remains by a worker bush-hogging property north of the property back in July, but deputies said they were awaiting official DNA results from the LSP Crime Lab before releasing the name of the deceased.

"Rushing to put out a name was not in the best interest of the deceased or his family members." said Sheriff J. Austin Daniel.

A vehicle identified as belonging to Bennett was found at the bottom of the ferry landing ramp, submerged in the Mississippi River, when the low water level in August allowed a boater to spot the vehicle.

Deputies said there is no indication of foul play, but the investigation continues as authorities seek to determine the exact cause of Bennett's death.

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