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  • 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 »
  • La. soldier missing from Korean War identified

    October 24, 2012 2:56 PM

    Washington D.C.-The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office has announced that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Cpl. Joseph W. Fontenot, 20, of Maurepas, La., will be... more »
  • Police identify Convention shooting victim

    August 21, 2012 8:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of a man found shot to death in a Baton Rouge vacant lot early this morning. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said police found Otis Deon Kinchen, 36, in the 1200 block of Convention Street around 1:30 a.m. McKneely said officers responded to... more »
  • Police release name of Ritterman shooting victim

    August 9, 2012 12:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified the man shot to death last night on Baton Rouge's Ritterman Street. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said Derrick Alexander, 35, was found shot to death near 5315 Ritterman. Police received the call around 8:55 p.m. and said when they arrived they found Alexander lying... more »
  • Police identify man found in burning car

    August 8, 2012 3:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of the man found in a burning car last week in Baton Rouge. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with Baton Rouge Police said the body found in the vehicle was identified as Rufino Gachuzo, 29, of Hammond. Police had been called out to... more »
  • Officials identify washed up remains on Mississippi beaches

    June 9, 2012 2:38 PM

    GULFPORT, MISSISSIPPI - Hancock County deputies tell our sister station in New Orleans that the remains found on Mississippi beaches are those of 22-year-old Jaren Lockhart of New Orleans. A spokesman for the Hancock County Sheriff's Office says additional remains washed ashore Saturday morning in Pass Christian. Authorities found... more »
  • Suspect captured in attempted murder of state trooper Play Video

    March 23, 2012 9:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police captured the suspect accused of trying to run over a trooper early Friday morning. Police found Jakarta Carter Jones, 35, at a Baton Rouge motel and was brought in for questioning. Investigators say Jones led a trooper on a chase through the... more »
  • Body found in ice chest identified

    March 19, 2012 4:59 PM

    SLIDELL - The St. Tammany Parish Coroner's office has identified the body recently found in an ice chest stored in a Slidell woman's home. The coroner said the body was that of 83-year-old Charles Fisher. No cause of death has been determined. DNA was used to identify Fisher's... more »
  • Driver identified in Whiskey Bay fatal crash

    March 2, 2012 8:04 AM

    WHISKEY BAY - Louisiana State Police have identified the motorcyclist killed Thursday in an accident along Interstate 10 at the Whiskey Bay Bridge. Troopers say 64-year-old Phillip Rizzo of Lincoln County, OR, was pronounced dead at the scene. The multi-vehicle accident happened just after 5 p.m. on the... more »
  • Victims identified in deadly fire in Livingston Parish

    February 15, 2012 2:45 PM

    HOLDEN - State fire marshal H. "Butch" Browning says a mobile home fire in Holden killed a 30-year-old woman and her 7-year-old daughter. He says the father and three other children were injured but made it out. One child told firefighters she escaped by using a school safety lesson... more »
  • Victim identified in Iberville Parish car crash

    February 13, 2012 2:18 PM

    ROSEDALE, La. - Iberville Parish sheriff's deputies say a single-car crash Monday morning, has claimed the life of a Mississippi man. The crash happened on La. Highway 77 outside of Rosedale. Authorities say Jeffrey Preston Jr., of Gulfport, drove his pickup head-on into a tree. He died... more »
  • Victims identified in deadly wrong-way crash Play Video

    February 10, 2012 3:18 PM

    LAPLACE - State Troopers identified the five victims from an overnight crash Friday, involving a car going the wrong way on I-10 west of LA 3188 in St. John Parish. Lawayne Rice of Zachary, Terrell Sims of Slaughter, and Louis Brown and Dondray London of Baton Rouge, were killed... more »
  • Suspects identified for TV thefts in Ascension Parish

    February 8, 2012 2:53 PM

    Two men have been identified in connection with reports of TV thefts in Ascension Parish. Deputies say Ryan Zeringue Jr. walked out of the Prarieville Walmart with a flat screen television without paying for it and took off in a dark colored 1990's model Honda Accord. The driver... more »
  • UPDATE: Victim identified in Calion Dr. murder

    February 2, 2012 2:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies have identified the man killed in a late night shooting in the Glen Oaks area. Officials discovered the body of 19-year-old Ira Bennett, Jr. in the 6000 block of Calion Drive around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday. Deputies say two males who reportedly knew Bennett shot... more »
  • Body found in Bayou St. John identified

    January 4, 2012 11:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Orleans Parish coroner's office has identified the man whose body was pulled from Bayou St. John last week. The Times-Picayune reports an autopsy found that 26-year-old Fredy Antonio Sanchez of New Orleans drowned. Police say pedestrians walking along the bayou spotted him Friday. Firefighters recovered the... more »
  • Victim identified in Brookstown Ave. shooting

    December 30, 2011 2:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge are searching for the gunman in a deadly shooting on East Brookstown Ave. Police say 30-year-old Danny Brown was found lying on the side of the roadway last night around 8:00 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers... more »
  • Maui beach murder victim identified as La. native Play Video

    December 28, 2011 4:33 PM

    KAHULUI, Hawaii - Maui police have identified the man found dead on a beach as a 57-year-old originally from Baton Rouge, La. An autopsy reveals William George Sublett died of severe head trauma. Police Lt. Wayne Ibarra said Wednesday the manner of death is still under investigation. Police launched a... more »
  • Victim identified in Baton Rouge murder Play Video

    December 13, 2011 2:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The victim of a murder early Tuesday morning in Baton Rouge has been identified. Police say 45 year-old Everette Crosley was found lying in the road in the 1600 block of North 38th around 1:10 a.m. They say Crosley was shot twice. Neighbors described him... more »
  • Victim identified in pedestrian collision in Baton Rouge

    September 8, 2011 2:55 PM

    A pedestrian who died after being hit by a car overnight in Baton Rouge, has been identified. Police say Thach Nguyen stepped in front of a 1993 Geo Prism just after midnight in the 9100 block of South Choctaw. Nguyen was taken to the hospital, where he died.... more »
  • Victim identified in early morning shooting

    August 20, 2011 4:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man died after he was shot to death early Saturday morning in the 600 block of Egret Street. Baton Rouge Police identified the victim as 28-year-old Willie James Sanders, of Baton Rouge. Police say Sanders died after he was shot multiple times. Police found his... more »
  • Victim identified in early Sat. BR shooting

    May 15, 2011 9:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police have identified the victim in a Baton Rouge shooting death. Twenty-four-year-old Danielle Camel of Baton Rouge died Saturday morning at a Baton Rouge-area hospital. The shooting happened around 12:40 a.m. Saturday. Police said Camel and three others were walking down a street when they were... more »
  • Lafayette man identified as well accident victim

    April 2, 2011 3:51 PM

    MAURICE, La.- A worker killed in an accident at a natural gas well near Maurice has been identified as a 52-year-old Lafayette man. The Lafayette Parish sheriff says Clarence Leleaux died when a pipeline ruptured on Thursday. A second worker was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.... more »
  • Victims identified in Baton Rouge business shooting

    March 28, 2011 2:18 PM

    UPDATE: BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies released the names of the men killed in a shooting at a Baton Rouge business over the weekend. Major Lawrence McLeary says Randy Cheney and Edward Gurtner were shot inside the Carquest Auto Parts store near the intersection of Airline Highway and Siegen... more »
  • BRPD identify shooting victim found in car

    March 2, 2011 11:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have identified a shooting victim that was found inside a wrecked car Tuesday in Baton Rouge. Sgt. Don Stone with BRPD said the victim is Sullivan Gradney Jr., 63, of Opelousas. Gradney was found dead from a gunshot wound inside a vehicle that had crashed... more »
  • Shooting victim who crashed into home identified

    January 8, 2011 11:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The man found shot to death inside a pickup that crashed through the front of a Baton Rogue home has been identified by authorities. Police say the victim is 71-year-old Joseph Martin of Baton Rouge, and was found shot in the head around 9 p.m. Friday.... more »
  • Victim identified in Baton Rouge deadly shooting

    January 4, 2011 3:22 PM

    Detectives have identified the victim of a deadly shooting in Baton Rouge. Police say 38 year-old Terrance Grevious was found shot to death in the 8600 block of Kingfisher, near the railroad tracks in a grassy vacant lot. Anyone with information on who may responsible for this crime,... more »
  • 5th warehouse fire victim identified

    January 4, 2011 2:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans coroner's office has identified a fifth victim of last week's deadly warehouse fire. 23-year-old Nicole Pack, of Pittsburgh, died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Last Friday, the coroner's office released the names of four of the eight people who died in the... more »
  • Body identified as mom of girl found dead in La.

    December 21, 2010 12:02 PM

    The body of a woman found in Arizona has been positively identified as the mother whose daughter was found dead in Louisiana, in October. The remains of 31-year-old Suellen Roberts were discovered last month in northwestern Arizona. Roberts had a gunshot wound to her head, but there is... more »
  • Victims identified in Acadia Parish plane crash

    December 19, 2010 2:39 PM

    CROWLEY, La.- The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office has identified the victims in Saturday's plane crash at LeGros Memorial Airport in Estherwood. Killed in the crash were Jeffery Dille, 56 of Sulphur who was the pilot of the Cessna 182. Also killed were passengers Wendell Keith Nielson, 63 of Lafayette and... more »
  • Shooting victim found in cemetery identified

    November 18, 2010 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The shooting victim whose body was found in a Baton Rouge cemetery has been identified by authorities. Today police said the victim is 38-year-old George Dyson, and he lived at the North Ardenwood Apartments. Dyson's body was found in a corner of Gilbert's Memorial Cemetery... more »
  • NOPD Looking for suspects in French Quarter shootings

    November 1, 2010 10:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Police are investigating two separate shootings that happened in the French Quarter. One was fatal. Most recent, a dead body was found about 6:30 this morning, on the corner of Burgundy and St. Louis streets. No suspects or motives have been identified yet. NOPD is also... more »
  • Remains found in La. identified as Nev. girl

    October 28, 2010 6:39 AM

    Louisiana authorities have identified skeletal remains found earlier this month near Harrisonburg as being those of a Nevada girl. The Catahoula Parish Sheriff's Office says 12-year-old Lexis Kaye Roberts of Las Vegas was identified by dental records. Deputies say the girl was last seen traveling with her mother, Suellen Roberts,... more »
  • CPSO: Remains identified as missing Las Vegas girl

    October 27, 2010 3:04 PM

    The skeletal remains of a young girl that were found in Catahoula Parish and processed by LSU’s FACES Lab have been identified as a 12-year-old from Las Vegas. The Catahoula Parish Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that the remains were positively identified as Lexis Kaye Roberts of Nevada. She had been... more »
  • Pierre Part house fire victims identified

    August 6, 2010 11:44 AM

    Two toddlers and their grandfather died in an early morning fire in Pierre Part that also injured the children's grandmother. State Fire Marshall Butch Browning says investigators don't yet know what started the blaze that killed 61-year-old Michael G. Saucier, of Pierre Part, 2-year-old Jacob Saucier and 3-year-old Ava... more »
  • Victim identified in deadly shooting in Baton Rouge

    May 14, 2010 2:56 PM

    Baton Rouge Police continue to look for clues into the city's latest murder. Police say 32 year-old Tyree Edwards was shot multiple times, around 11:30 p.m. Thursday night at 235 South 17th Street. Edwards died at the scene. No word yet on who shot Edwards, or why.... more »
  • Victim identified in 74th Avenue shooting

    May 3, 2010 11:32 AM

    Police identified the murder victim found at 2074 74th Avenue in Baton Rouge as 34-year-old Darren Javon Perkins. Police say the shooting happened outside the residence, but that the victim ran inside, where he died. There are no suspects or motive in this murder at the time. ... more »
  • Woman found dead in Baton Rouge canal identified

    April 16, 2010 3:19 PM

    The body of a woman who was found in a canal in Baton Rouge, has been identified. Police say 29 year-old Jennifer Gonzales, from Zachary, died from trauma to the body. Gonzales' body was found in a canal near Alamonster Avenue and Greenwell Street. Her death is... more »
  • Victim identified in deadly hit and run

    April 12, 2010 10:08 AM

    Baton Rouge Police have identified the man killed in a hit and run on April 7. 49 year-old Willie Ferguson was found in the 5200 block of Greenwell Springs Road near Paulson. Police say they found a damaged bike near Ferguson. He was taken to the hospital,... more »
  • Victims identified in Baton Rouge double murder

    April 2, 2010 10:23 AM

    The murder victims from a shooting Thursday night in Baton Rouge have been identified. Police say 25-year-old Darryl Milton and 25-year-old Charles Matthews were shot in the 1400 block of Monte Sano. Witnesses saw several men running from the area, after the shooting. Milton died in the... more »
  • Bones in Bastrop ID'd: woman missing since May

    February 17, 2010 8:15 AM

    Morehouse Parish Sheriff Mike Tubbs says bones found last week in Bastrop have been identified as those of a 26-year-old Monroe woman missing since last May. A pathologist in Little Rock, Arkansas is still working to determine what killed Veronica LaShae Walker. Tubbs said the bones were in brush near... more »
  • Boater found dead in Iberville Parish identified

    February 15, 2010 3:15 PM

    Update: Authorities have identified a man whose body was pulled from the Grand River this morning. Authorities in Iberville Parish say 22 year old Joshua Lee Rineheart was thrown overboard on Sunday after his boat apparently hit something in the water. They say Rineheart's family members called authorities... more »
  • Victim identified in drive-by shooting

    November 18, 2009 2:07 PM

    Update: Baton Rouge Police have identified a man who was murdered yesterday evening in a drive-by shooting. Police say Ralph Richardson was shot multiple times in the front yard of his home on South 17th Street. Richardson died at the scene. Police still do not have a... more »

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