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  • Wife of St. Tammany fire chief found amid fire wreckage had been shot to death

    July 21, 2017 5:47 PM

    SLIDELL - A woman whose burned body was found in a Louisiana home destroyed by fire last week died not from the flames but from a gunshot wound. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said in a news release Friday that DNA evidence confirmed the identity of the... more »
  • Coroner: St. Tammany fire chief's wife identified as house fire victim

    July 19, 2017 11:13 AM

    LACOMBE - Authorities say the body of a woman found dead after a house fire has been identified. St. Tammany Parish Coroner Charles Preston said in a statement that DNA evidence was used to identify the body of 49-year-old Nanette Krentel following a house fire in Lacombe on... more »
  • Woman indicted for murder of sister after body found in shallow grave

    July 17, 2017 12:37 PM

    ST. HELENA – A St. Helena Parish grand jury indicted a woman for the murder of her sister, whose body was found in a shallow grave along a road in the area. According to District Attorney Scott Perriloux, a grand jury indicted 38-year-old Deborah Blades Palmer on one... more »
  • Dali's bones to be exhumed in Spain for paternity test

    June 26, 2017 11:22 AM

    MADRID - A Spanish judge has ordered the remains of artist Salvador Dali to be exhumed following a paternity suit by a woman. Dali, considered one of the fathers of surrealist art, died in 1989 and is buried in his museum in the northeastern town of Figueres. The... more »
  • Shreveport police investigating body found in abandoned home

    June 25, 2017 4:15 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Police are investigating an abandoned home where a body was found Sunday. According to a report from KTBS, police say a person walked into the home in the 400 block of Davis St. in Shreveport, discovered the remains and called authorities. Corporal Angie Willhite told KTBS... more »
  • Body found on beach along Mississippi's Gulf coast

    May 27, 2017 1:19 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. - Police on Mississippi's Gulf coast are investigating after a body was found on the beach. WLOX-TV reports that the body was found Saturday morning in the sand near the water's edge in Biloxi. Police didn't immediately say how the man died or release his name. The television... more »
  • BRPD: Body found on N. Acadian East likely died from natural causes

    May 25, 2017 7:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge police responded to a body found in the 2500 block of N. Acadian East. According to a spokesperson for BRPD, a call came in around 6:15 p.m. Officials say the body appeared to be that of a 60-year-old male. They say the cause of... more »
  • New Orleans man found dead in a trash can was stabbed

    May 23, 2017 12:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A garbage collector emptying a trash can in New Orleans discovered a man's body inside. Authorities say he had been stabbed multiple times. New Orleans police spokeswoman Dawne Massey says the garbage collector discovered the body while emptying a city-issued trash can into a garbage truck about... more »
  • Body pulled from car found submerged at North Carolina golf course

    May 21, 2017 3:37 PM

    SOUTHERN PINES, N.C.- Authorities are investigating after pulling a body from a car submerged at a North Carolina golf course. Southern Pines police tell local media outlets they received a call at around 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Longleaf Golf Course and Family Club. Officials say they pulled a body out... more »
  • Texas pair accused of stealing hearse with body inside

    May 20, 2017 11:22 AM

    BRYAN, Texas - Police in Texas have arrested two people for allegedly stealing a hearse from outside a fast-food restaurant and dumping a body that was inside. Bryan police say the hearse was recovered Friday a few hours after the driver stopped at a restaurant and left the hearse unattended.... more »
  • Sheriff's office: Missing woman's body found in shallow grave in St. Helena Parish

    May 14, 2017 8:25 PM

    ST. HELENA PARISH - The St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office has identified a woman whose body was found in a wooded area Sunday. Deputies say the body of 35-year-old Rebecca Blades was found in a wooded area near Anderson Road. Blades was previously reported missing. According to the... more »
  • Body found last week positively ID'd as missing teen hiker

    May 1, 2017 9:57 PM

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. - A body found last week has been positively identified as that of a 14-year-old hiker who went missing more than two weeks ago while in the bottom of the Grand Canyon during a family trip. The Coconino County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Monday that... more »
  • Body found in storm drain on dead-end street in New Orleans

    May 1, 2017 9:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating after a body was discovered in a storm drain. Police spokesman Juan Barnes said the body was found Sunday evening in the 7th Ward. NOLA.com ' The Times-Picayune reports that the storm drain is in a desolate dead-end under Interstate 10, near... more »
  • Unknown body unearthed by flood to be buried in new grave

    April 26, 2017 11:37 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - An unidentified body unearthed by an August flood in Louisiana will be buried in a newly marked grave. News outlets report the City Council voted Tuesday to allow the reinternment of the body in a single plot at the Denham Springs Memorial Cemetery after efforts to identify... more »
  • Workers body near bridge in North Carolina after heavy rains

    April 25, 2017 9:25 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - Transportation crews have found a dead body while cleaning debris from a North Carolina river swollen by heavy rains. State Department of Transportation spokesman Robert Broome said a maintenance crew made the discovery on Tuesday while removing debris at a bridge over the Neuse River at the... more »
  • Pineville man's body pulled from Indian Creek Reservoir

    April 11, 2017 8:44 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - The body of an 18-year-old Pineville resident has been pulled from the Indian Creek Reservoir in Rapides Parish. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents say emergency personnel recovered Orlando Banks' body around 5:30 p.m. Monday. Witnesses say Banks was one of four people in a vessel... more »
  • Gonzales Police receive first batch of body cameras Play Video

    April 6, 2017 8:03 PM

    GONZALES – The Gonzales Police Department received a shipment of body cameras for officers to use. Chief Sherman Jackson said that the cameras could change how the department does business. "Maybe this could make the difference and tell the story," Jackson said. "This will help us we'll... more »
  • Caddo Parish authorities find body in well

    March 31, 2017 5:22 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Caddo Parish authorities have found a body in a well. Sheriff Steve Prator, in a news release Friday, said a woman contacted deputies Thursday saying she was concerned after not hearing from her 59-year-old sister who had gone to the area to cut grass. Patrol deputies talked to... more »
  • Man found dead in vehicle on I-55 identified

    March 22, 2017 5:06 PM

    TANGIPAHOA - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office has released the identity of the man found dead in a vehicle Mar. 15. According to Sheriff Daniel Edwards, 35-year-old Alphonse Reid of Kentwood was found dead in a silver Infinity G37x on the shoulder of I-55 at the LA 440 exit.... more »
  • Sheriff says roommate killed man and stuffed him in freezer

    March 21, 2017 9:10 PM

    LATIMER, Miss. - A Mississippi sheriff accuses a man of killing his roommate and stuffing him in a freezer. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell tells media that a capital murder warrant has been issued for 40-year-old Thomas Elliot Stafford. Investigators believe Stafford killed 65-year-old Jerry Floyd Kirkendall sometime around March... more »
  • Landlord: 'Horrible smell' leads to tenant's body in freezer

    March 20, 2017 8:57 PM

    LATIMER, Miss. - A south Mississippi landlord says a 'horrible smell' led him to the body of a tenant he'd last seen three weeks ago. Michael Woods tells WLOX-TV that he opened a freezer Monday in a house he owns in Latimer, found his tenant's body, and went outside immediately... more »
  • TPSO: Suspicious death on I-55

    March 15, 2017 5:05 PM

    TANGIPAHOA - The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the suspicious death of a man whose body was found on I-55 Wednesday. According to Sheriff Daniel Edwards, the body was found in a parked car on the shoulder of I-55 South near the Tangipahoa exit Wednesday afternoon. Edwards... more »
  • IPSO identifies human remains found in Rosedale

    March 1, 2017 3:39 PM

    ROSEDALE - The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office has identified a man whose remains were found in Oct. 2016 . The Louisiana State Police Crime Lab announced Wednesday they had identified the man as 50-year-old Charles Hills Jr. of Baton Rouge. According to IPSO, the remains were found on... more »
  • Remains found in St. Charles identified as man who went missing in 2012

    February 25, 2017 4:43 PM

    HAHNVILLE - Remains found in a wooded area of St. Charles Parish in November belong to an elderly man who went missing during Hurricane Isaac. The sheriff's office said Friday that Antoine Edmund Sr. was reported missing on Aug. 29, 2012, when it's believed he walked out of the home... more »
  • Body found on Mills Ave. prompts murder investigation

    February 14, 2017 9:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a body found off Mills Avenue has prompted a possible murder investigation Tuesday morning. Baton Rouge Police say that 53-year-old Roosevelt Florida Jr. was found shot to death and lying on the side of the roadway in the 700 block of Mills Avenue around... more »
  • Crews looking for missing Missouri woman find 2nd man's body

    January 29, 2017 2:21 PM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For the second straight week, people searching for a missing Missouri woman have found a man's body. Kansas City police say the Saturday discovery is being investigated as a suspicious death but released no details. Police had no updates Sunday. The Kansas City Star reports that... more »
  • Woman found dead on I-12 reported missing before Christmas

    January 25, 2017 12:53 PM

    WALKER – Police promised a swift investigation into what left a woman dead under a bridge on I-12 this week. Saturday night, Walker Police released the identity of the body. They said Jennifer Annette Blount, 30, was found under the bridge on I-12 at West Colyell Creek Wednesday. ... more »
  • UPDATE: Man arrested for murder of roommate, charged with rape

    January 17, 2017 2:06 PM

    UPDATE : Authorities say a 44-year-old man accused of killing and dismembering hi 27-year-old roommate who lived with the suspect's ex-girlfriend is also charged with raping the ex-girlfriend. Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser says Viusqui Perez-Espinosa was arrested on a rape charge in November, and charges of second-degree murder and... more »
  • Firefighters find dead woman in burning Lutcher home

    January 11, 2017 5:42 PM

    LUTCHER - Firefighters responding to a fire at a duplex in Lutcher late Tuesday night found a body inside of a burning home. Investigators arrived at 1931 West Main Street after local fire crews responded to a call about a house fire around 11 p.m. After entering the house,... more »
  • Body found in deserted Terrebonne home identified

    January 11, 2017 3:44 PM

    TERREBONNE - Police have identified the body of a woman found inside of a deserted home Monday afternoon. Monique White, 29, was found dead in an abandoned residence located at 304 Sterling Dr. The body was discovered by two carpenters who were contracted to work on the house. ... more »
  • Workers find dead body in abandoned Terrebonne home

    January 9, 2017 6:59 PM

    HOUMA - Terrebonne Parish deputies discovered a badly decomposed body in an abandoned home Monday afternoon. The residence, at 304 Sterling Dr., has reportedly been abandoned for several months. The partially covered body was reported by two carpenters who were contracted to do renovations on the home. Detectives... more »
  • Authorities find body in water near LaPlace

    January 7, 2017 4:18 PM

    LAPLACE - St. John the Baptist Parish authorities say they have found a man's body in LaPlace, and are working to recover it. Sheriff Mike Tregre tells NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune that divers found the man's body around noon Saturday in water along Interstate 55. The man, who has not been identified,... more »
  • Body found on railroad tracks in Pointe Coupee Parish

    December 3, 2016 4:24 PM

    INNIS – Investigators in Pointe Coupee Parish say a body was found on a railroad tracks in Innis, La. Saturday afternoon. Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Steve Juge said that the Coroner's Office investigators found no signs of trauma and an autopsy will be performed. Juge said... more »
  • Pickup with 1 body inside pulled from Lake Pontchartrain

    November 28, 2016 9:58 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Investigators have pulled a pickup truck from Lake Pontchartrain, and the body of one man was inside. The Coast Guard received a report from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office at 3:45 a.m. Sunday of debris and a damaged guardrail. Causeway police reviewed video and saw headlights before... more »
  • Body of woman found on Thanksgiving identified; investigated as homicide

    November 25, 2016 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The body of a woman that was found on Thanksgiving night has been identified. The body belongs to 47-year-old Roxann Bond of Dry Prong, LA, according to police. The body was found on the side of East Industrial Avenue, in an industrial area of North Baton... more »
  • Body of woman found on side of BR road Thursday night

    November 24, 2016 8:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Homicide detectives are looking into the death of a woman after an unidentified body was found near East Industrial Avenue. Police were notified of a deceased person's body on that street near Wooddale Blvd. Thursday evening. Police had little information about what happened. Here's... more »
  • Body discovered behind Shreveport business

    November 17, 2016 10:48 AM

    SHREVEPORT - Police are investigating the discovery of a man's body behind a Shreveport business. KSLA TV reports the body was found behind Labor Finders just before 6:30 a.m. Thursday. The businesses' general manger says an employee discovered the body when he went to the back of the business to... more »
  • Chief: Body cameras on all Baton Rouge officers by spring

    November 11, 2016 9:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Police Department hopes to wrap up a body camera pilot program and begin rolling the devices out to all front-line officers by this spring. Chief Carl Dabadie Jr. told the Baton Rouge Body Camera Task Force on Thursday a decision on how or whether... more »
  • Coroner: 3rd body found on SC man's property

    November 7, 2016 8:16 PM

    WOODRUFF, S.C. - A coroner says investigators have discovered a third body on the property of a South Carolina man who has been linked to seven deaths. Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger said Monday that he doesn't know the sex of the body or how long it had been buried... more »
  • Coroner recovers body in BR port

    November 7, 2016 12:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Coroner has recovered a body from the Port of Greater Baton Rouge. The port is located on the west side of the Mississippi River. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is handling the matter. No further details have been released at... more »
  • Body could be of missing US Army Corps of Engineers employee

    November 7, 2016 10:05 AM

    HAHNVILLE - Authorities in Louisiana are trying to determine if a body recovered from the Mississippi River belongs to a missing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee from Vicksburg, Mississippi. Local news organizations report that the body was discovered Sunday morning by workers on a barge. The St. Charles Parish... more »
  • Decomposed body found on Napoleon Street identified

    November 6, 2016 9:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A body found decomposed on Napoleon Street on Sunday has been identified, BRPD reported on Monday. According to BRPD, the body has been identified as 36-year-old Marquell Gardner. According to BRPD, Gardner's last known address was located in LaPlace. Officers say a passerby noticed a... more »
  • Firefighters put out car fire, find burned body in trunk

    November 3, 2016 10:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities are investigating after a body was discovered inside the trunk of a burning vehicle in New Orleans. Local media outlets report that the New Orleans Fire Department says in a news release that firefighters were called to the scene of a car fire Wednesday night. After... more »
  • Woman with skull on stick leads Sacramento police to body

    October 21, 2016 11:49 AM

    SACRAMENTO - It sounds like a Halloween prank but Sacramento police say it was all too real. Authorities say a homeless woman led them to a decomposed body after she was seen walking down the street with a human skull on a stick. Police tell KTXL-TV that the woman was... more »
  • Victim of Audubon park drowning was homeless, mentally ill

    October 18, 2016 10:03 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A coroner's report says a woman whose body was found in a lagoon at Audubon Park in New Orleans last week was homeless and mentally ill. The discovery of the 53-year-old woman's body had put people in the area of Audubon Park on edge, fearing she might... more »
  • Body found inside burning vehicle in New Orleans

    October 15, 2016 6:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Fire Department has found a man's body inside a burned vehicle. Authorities say firefighters responded to a call of a vehicle fire in eastern New Orleans just before 11 a.m. Saturday. When firefighters arrived, they found a vehicle engulfed in flames. After the fire... more »
  • Woman's body found in park lagoon in New Orleans

    October 10, 2016 11:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS – The body of an unidentified woman has been found in a lagoon at Audubon Park in New Orleans. The New Orleans Police Department discovered the body on Monday morning around 9:30 a.m. and are on the scene. A WWL crew , a sister station of... more »
  • Body found, police standoff ends peacefully in New Orleans

    October 1, 2016 3:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man was found dead in an Uptown New Orleans home and another man was taken in for questioning after a four-hour standoff with police. It all happened early Saturday. Police said in a news release that 58-year-old Richard Donovan had barricaded himself in one room of... more »
  • St. Tammany authorities seek public's help in ID of body

    September 27, 2016 8:55 PM

    SLIDELL - St. Tammany Parish detectives are asking the public to help identify a man whose bludgeoned, dismembered and decomposed body was found near a highway intersection two months ago. Authorities say advanced DNA analysis indicates the man probably had fair skin, brown or hazel eyes and dark brown hair.... more »
  • Police ID body found in tool box in Lafayette

    September 22, 2016 9:55 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Lafayette authorities have identified the victim whose body was found inside a tool box. Police said Wednesday the victim is 23-year-old Alannah L. Montalvo, of Lafayette. Investigtators say Montalvo was in a relationship with a suspect killed in an earlier shooting, 36-year-old Barrett B. Farabee II. Based on... more »
  • Jackson State University: Body found in dorm, no foul play expected

    September 20, 2016 11:43 AM

    JACKSON - A Jackson State University spokeswoman says there's no evidence of foul play in the death of a student whose body was found in a men's dormitory. Spokeswoman Olivia Goodheart says the body of 23-year-old Benjamin O. Sabine of Utica, Mississippi, was found early Tuesday in Campbell Suites residence... more »
  • New Orleans Police investigate body found in burning car

    September 15, 2016 11:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating a body found in a burning car. Local media reports Thursday that firefighters were putting out a fire in a burning car when they found the body of an unidentified man inside. Authorities later determined that it was a homicide and are... more »
  • Denham Springs flood victim identified

    August 24, 2016 3:18 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – The Livingston Parish Coroner’s Office has identified one of the victims of last week’s historic flooding. According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, the body of 53-year-old William Thomas, of South Point Drive in Denham Springs, was found last Wednesday in a wooded area. The body... more »
  • Louisiana flood death toll rises to 13

    August 17, 2016 4:46 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS – The state says the death toll from the recent storms and flooding in south Louisiana has risen to 13. Devin George, state registrar for vital records, says an elderly woman in Livingston Parish was confirmed Wednesday as the latest death. He didn't provide further details. The state... more »
  • Body found in front of Greenwell Springs Road Library, not yet identified

    August 15, 2016 8:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office officials have confirmed that a body was found in front of the Greenwell Springs Road Library. A volunteer who was patrolling the area in his boat on Monday afternoon found the body in front of the library in the 11300 block of... more »
  • NOPD: Body found inside burning dumpster

    August 1, 2016 8:32 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating the discovery of a body inside a burning trash bin. Police says the man's severely burned body was found by firefighters just before 6 .a.m. Monday Police say they are working the crime as a homicide. The unidentified body was been taken... more »
  • Parents of missing St. Tammany Parish toddler arrested

    July 8, 2016 12:35 PM

    ELMWOOD - The parents of a missing 2-year-old boy have been arrested after the body of a toddler was found under the Huey P. Long bridge in Jefferson Parish. Media outlets report 21-year-old Gabrielle Whittington and 21-year-old Onterio Thompson were arrested Thursday and charged with unlawful disposal of human remains... more »
  • Police suspect body of woman found in Grosse Tete is missing teacher Play Video

    June 14, 2016 1:03 PM

    GROSSE TETE - Police say the badly decomposed body of a woman found near Grosse Tete could be that of Lyntell Washington , a pregnant teacher who went missing last week. The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office said a farmer was contacted by one of his workers around 10:30 a.m.... more »
  • Woman charged after body found in freezer sold at yard sale

    June 3, 2016 3:35 PM

    GOLDSBORO, N.C. - Police in North Carolina are looking for a North Carolina woman after authorities say her mother's body was found in a freezer that she sold in a yard sale. Media outlets reported that 56-year-old Marcella Jean Lee of Goldsboro is being sought on a charge of failure... more »
  • Body found near Bonnet Carre Spillway identified as missing 88-year-old woman

    May 31, 2016 6:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The body of a woman found in Lake Pontchartrain near the Bonnet Carre Spillway on May 4 has been identified, according to NOPD. The woman identified is 88-year-old Estelle Webb who had been missing from her Heaton Street home in New Orleans since Apr. 28. The Louisiana State... more »
  • Natural causes suspected in woman's death near Whiskey Bay

    May 25, 2016 12:08 AM

    WHISKEY BAY - The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating after a 65-year-old woman's body was found in a car underneath the Whiskey Bay Bridge, but Sheriff Brett Stassi says foul play isn't suspected. It is believed that the woman died of natural cuases. Sheriff Stassi told News 2... more »
  • Body found in median of I-10 near Hwy 73

    May 16, 2016 2:40 PM

    GONZALES - State Police say that a body was found in the median of I-10 near Geismar Monday afternoon. According to State Police, they believe the person was a victim of a hit-and-run crash based on evidence found. According to Bryan Lee of Louisiana State Police, morning crews... more »
  • Body of young woman found in Whiskey Bay

    April 23, 2016 5:35 PM

    WHISKEY BAY - An unidentified body was found in Whiskey Bay Saturday afternoon, according to the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Brett Stassi confirmed deputies recovered the body of a younger woman that was dumped in the area recently. Investigators are currently treating the investigation as a homicide. ... more »
  • Body of 1 of 2 missing fishermen found in Mississippi River

    April 23, 2016 3:29 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Authorities say the body of a Mississippi fisherman who had been missing for more than a month has been found in the Mississippi River in Louisiana. James Lee, the coroner in Mississippi's Adams County Coroner, says the body of 26-year-old Joshua Wilson was recovered Friday. Authorities were... more »
  • Missing Texas mom found dead in SUV; 3 children alive

    April 1, 2016 3:39 PM

    FRISCO, Texas - A Texas mother reported as missing with her children for three days has been found dead in her car with the three children alive beside her. Frisco police spokesman Colby Hill says detectives are trying to determine how long the children had been in the SUV with... more »
  • EBRSO: Attempted suicide after murder on North Flannery Road Play Video

    March 23, 2016 1:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies say one person is dead and another in critical condition after a murder and attempted suicide Wednesday morning. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office confirmed that 56-year-old Damon Dixon was killed inside his home in the 5200 block of North Flannery Road Wednesday morning. At... more »
  • BRPD using video from body cameras in investigations Play Video

    March 2, 2016 12:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Tuesday night leaders and residents discussed the desire to expand a pilot program for BPRD officer body cameras to the entire force. Most at the meeting at the MLK Community Center on Gus Young Avenue were in support of the program. It came in handy in February... more »
  • Police say no foul play after body found near casino

    January 29, 2016 10:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they do not suspect foul play after a body was found Friday morning along the Mississippi River near the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said the body was found along the river's embankment between the casino and the base of the... more »

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