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  • Human remains found in St. Gabriel identified

    April 21, 2016 3:14 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- The human remains discovered along the levee bank in St. Gabriel last week are those of a 38-year-old woman who jumped off the Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge in February. Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi said Thursday that the LSU FACES Lab confirmed that the woman was... more »
  • Sheriff's office identifies man killed in shooting

    November 24, 2015 12:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's investigators in East Baton Rouge Parish identified a man Tuesday who died after he was shot in the parish yesterday. An EBRSO spokesperson said 25-year-old Michael Smith died as a result of his injuries Monday evening. Deputies said Smith was shot in the 300... more »
  • French ID all 129 victims of the Paris attacks

    November 18, 2015 6:49 AM

    PARIS - The French government says all 129 people killed in attacks Friday on a Paris stadium, a concert hall and cafes have been identified. A statement released after Wednesday's Cabinet meeting says about 100 families have come to see the bodies. At least 350 people were also wounded in... more »
  • Chief names officers involved in shooting which killed child

    November 6, 2015 5:27 PM

    MARKSVILLE - The police chief in Marksville released the names Friday of the four city marshals involved in a shooting this week which put one man in the hospital and killed his six-year-old boy. Marksville Police Chief Elster Smith Jr. said Lt. Jason Brouillette, Sgt., Kenneth Parnell, and Lt.... more »
  • At least $163M in gaps identified in House-approved budget

    May 25, 2015 3:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's state senators have started digging into the details of the House version of next year's budget, with holes mainly in the public health care budget that provides services for the poor and uninsured. Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols, the governor's chief budget adviser, says the House-approved budget... more »
  • Guardsmen killed in training crash identified

    March 16, 2015 11:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - National Guard officials in Louisiana released the names of four Guardsmen who died in a helicopter training crash last week. The four Guard members died when their UH-60M Black Hawk crashed into the Santa Rosa Sound in Florida. The guard identified them as Chief Warrant Officer... more »
  • Officers involved in shooting identified

    March 4, 2015 12:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities released the names of five Baton Rouge Police officers who are on paid leave after shooting two suspects Monday night. A police spokesperson said all five officers are assigned to the Uniform Patrol Bureau and were involved in the March 2 shooting in the 3500... more »
  • Human remains found near St. Francisville identified

    October 2, 2014 1:37 PM

    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... more »
  • Victim identified in Greenwell Springs murder

    June 11, 2014 1:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police have identified the victim of a deadly overnight shooting in Baton Rouge. 51 year-old Earl Wade was found dead in a car around 3 a.m. in the 9400 block of Greenwell Springs Road. No word yet on a motive, or who may be responsible for... more »
  • Remains identified as woman missing for five years

    May 27, 2014 11:21 AM

    LORANGER - Authorities in Tangipahoa Parish have identified human remains found near Loranger as those of missing person Dena Fout. Dena Fout has been missing since August 4, 2009. Her remains were found last week on May 21. Detectives are working on determining a cause and time of death.... more »
  • Victim identified in car crash on I-110

    February 17, 2014 3:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The victim of a car crash on I-110 in Baton Rouge Sunday night, has been identified. Police say 21 year-old Cherie Bonner was a passenger in a car headed south on I-110, when it went off the road in the I-110 curve near the Scenic Highway overpass... more »
  • Victim identified in deadly shooting Play Video

    January 31, 2014 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities identified the victim of a deadly shooting in Baton Rouge. Police said they found Michael Rogers, 52, shot to death in a shed around 9:45 a.m. Friday in the 400 block of West McKinley Street. They said Rogers, who was homeless, lived in the... more »
  • Bodies found in Motel 6 identified

    October 8, 2013 11:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have identified the bodies of two people found Sunday at a motel in Baton Rouge. 33-year-old Amy Hadden of Baton Rouge and 38-year-old Steven Ashley Jr. of Hanover, Indiana were found Sunday afternoon at the Motel 6 on Gwenadale Drive. Police say Hadden and... more »
  • Victim identified in deadly stabbing

    September 23, 2013 3:16 PM

    Baton Rouge- Police have identified the victim of a deadly stabbing in Baton Rouge. It happened Monday morning around 5:50 a.m. in the 2600 block of Jefferson Avenue. Police say 42 year-old Gary Terell Murphy was found by his roommate lying in his backyard with multiple stab wounds.... more »
  • Washington Navy Yard shooter identified

    September 16, 2013 2:39 PM

    WASHINGTON - Federal law enforcement officials say the man accused in a shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard that left at least 12 people dead has been identified as Aaron Alexis. The 34 year-old Alexis, from Texas, is believed to have a criminal record there and to be... more »
  • Troopers Identify woman Killed in Ascension Parish Crash

    September 7, 2013 3:40 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - Troopers identified a woman killed in a crash in Ascension Parish. Troopers say the woman is Elsa Diaz, 27, of Praireville. Diaz was traveling on Henry Road when she failed to stop at a stop sign, and Mark Heffley, who drives a Ford F-450, collided... more »
  • Back from the dead

    August 23, 2013 8:02 PM

    PHILADELPHIA- A big oops for a son and a friend who identified the body of a woman who turned out to be alive. Sharolyn Jackson came home two weeks after her family held a funeral and burial. Authorities says Jackson was identified by her son and a social worker who... more »
  • Family identifies teen drowning victim Play Video

    July 31, 2013 11:58 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Family members identified the boy who drowned at the Cajun Lagoon water park as 14-year-old Nick Kissner of Port Allen. His father John Kissner told News 2 he was outraged lifeguards didn't notice sooner that his son, whom he said could swim, was in trouble in... more »
  • Driver killed in I-110 wreck identified

    July 25, 2013 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of the 83-year-old man who died in a crash while exiting I-110 this morning in Baton Rouge. Cpl. Don Coppola Jr. said Walter Georgetown of Brusly died from injuries sustained in the wreck at I-110 North and Florida Boulevard. Investigators said... more »
  • Firefighter's remains identified from 9-11

    July 5, 2013 7:56 PM

    NEW YORK- The remains of a firefighter killed in the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center were recently identified after retesting. The medical examiner's office says the remains of Lt. Jeffery Walz were collected before 2002 but retesting only identified them recently. He was 37 and was killed... more »
  • LSP identify man killed in chemical plant explosion

    June 13, 2013 4:58 PM

    GEISMAR - State Police released the name of the person killed in today's chemical plant explosion in Geismar. Troopers said Zachary Green, 29, of Hammond was found dead at the Williams Olefins plant after an explosion this morning around 8:30 a.m. The state Department of Health and Hospitals... more »
  • Priest, on leave pending investigation, found dead

    June 10, 2013 1:37 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - A body found last week at an Alexandria motel has been identified as a 48-year-old priest with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Alexandria. Alexandria police said there was no sign of foul play in the death of Jamie Medina-Cruz. The body was found at the Value Place Motel... more »
  • Winner of $590M Powerball jackpot identified

    June 5, 2013 2:16 PM

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The 84-year-old woman who is now the biggest single lottery winner in U.S. history says she bought her ticket after another customer let her move ahead in the line at a supermarket in her home town of Zephyrhills, Fla. Gloria Mackenzie collected a lump-sum payment of about... more »
  • Victim, suspect identified in Denham Springs murder

    June 3, 2013 2:19 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff's deputies identified the victim of a deadly shooting in Livingston Parish this weekend. Investigators arrested Wayne Matherne, 65, of Denham Springs after they said he shot and killed William Mixon, 65, of Baton Rouge Sunday night. Deputies said they were called to Caraway Road... more »
  • Victim identified in E. Washington shooting

    April 10, 2013 9:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have released the name of the man who was shot dead Tuesday while sitting on his porch in Old South Baton Rouge. 23-year-old Emanuel Hicks died from multiple gun shot wounds. It happened just after 8 p.m. in 200 block of E. Washington St.... more »
  • Police identify suspect killed in officer stabbing Play Video

    April 8, 2013 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities identified the man shot and killed by Baton Rouge Police today during a confrontation in which investigators said he stabbed two officers. Detectives said Bradford Louis Etheredge, 37, died after the incident at his residence on N. 24th Street just after 1 p.m. Monday. ... more »
  • Suspect identified in robbery, rape

    March 27, 2013 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of a man wanted in Baton Rouge for armed robbery and aggravated rape. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said investigators were looking for Tyrone Lentrell Pope, 20, in connection with an incident early Saturday morning. Stubbs said just after midnight on March 23... more »
  • Victim in deadly shooting identified

    March 1, 2013 10:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of the man found shot and killed in an SUV in Baton Rouge earlier this week. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Tivon Tarvin, 34, was shot and killed while sitting in the driver's seat of the vehicle. McKneely said it happened around... more »
  • Driver killed in morning interstate wreck identified

    February 18, 2013 3:17 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Police identified a man killed today in a wreck on I-12 near Juban Road in Livingston Parish. Denham Springs Police said Melvin Beecham, 37, of Baton Rouge died at the scene of the wreck, which happened just after midnight. Investigators said Beecham was driving a... more »
  • Body not yet ID'd as Dorner, so protection continues

    February 13, 2013 4:14 PM

    BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. - Police said protection for people threatened by former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner will continue, even though Dorner is believed dead after a confrontation with police at a mountain cabin. Otherwise, Los Angeles police say they've returned to normal patrol operations. Coroners... more »
  • Victim identified in Pearl River explosion

    February 11, 2013 3:24 PM

    PEARL RIVER- The victim of an explosion Sunday evening near Pearl River has been identified. Authorities in St. Tammany Parish say 19 year-old Thomas James Rinkus Jr. was killed when a homemade explosive device detonated unexpectedly. They say Rinkus and a 17 year-old, who was injured, were at... more »
  • Body found in Biloxi Back Bay identified

    January 25, 2013 8:47 AM

    BILOXI, Miss.- Biloxi police say a body found Thursday in Biloxi's Back Bay has been identified as a 74-year-old Floyd Lee May. Harrison County Deputy Coroner Charles Wise says May was identified through fingerprints. Wise says foul play is not suspected and an autopsy is pending. Police say a fisherman... more »

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