Bone found in Livingston Parish waterway belonged to man who never returned from 2016 fishing trip
UPDATE: The sheriff's office says the bone has been identified as that of Oscar Kinchen, who was reported missing in 2016.
Deputies say Kinchen was reported missing by a friend after he never returned from a fishing trip on July 16, 2016. He was last seen walking down a driveway headed to the river in Livingston.
Foul play is not suspected, the sheriff's office said.
LIVINGSTON PARISH - Deputies are investigating after human remains were discovered by a clean-up crew in the Tickfaw River earlier this week.
According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, a leg bone was found tangled with debris in the river just south of LA 42. The sheriff says the bone has been sent to the LSU FACES lab for testing so that it might be identified.
"There are a lot of unknowns here - for example, how long has it been there?" Sheriff Jason Ard said in a release. "It’s unclear how long it could take to get answers. Then, we’ll take those answers & attempt to connect the dots.’"
The investigation is ongoing.
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