Gardere area residents are concerned after recent horrific crime

POSTED: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 9:30pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 9:34pm

People living in the Gardere area, where a burned out car with a body in it was found, are on edge.

NBC33 spoke with citizens in the area that say that part of Baton Rouge is already seeing lots of crime, but they say a burned out car with a burned up body in the trunk is enough to make anyone wonder who's responsible and question their own safety.

 “It’s very scary to me. It really is like something out of a movie - it's like what's next,” said Trustler Joseph.

“It’s very frightening,” said Robert Edwards. “We all have young kids, and we live in this area and try to make it the best it can be. To wake up to hear something like this with all these improvements going on, it brings us back to the beginning.”

Investigators say it could be some time before the body found in that car is identified.

People we spoke with go on to say they hope this latest crime isn't an indication it's back on the rise in the area.

For the original story on the burned body found in a car, click here.

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