Burned body found in St. Gabriel

POSTED: Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 3:06pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 5:44pm

ST. GABRIEL (NBC33) - A man made the discovery yesterday afternoon off Highway 141.

Greg Noyel says he was tending to his horses when he found the badly burned body in a ditch.

It was mostly skeletal remains and some burned cloth, but he says, he could tell it was a woman.

"I said man somebody been burning something over here," says Noyel. "As I walked down a little further and looked to the right I see a human body back here burnt. He said man stop playing I said I'm not playing I called him to come see and when he come I said we gotta call the police."

Police took the body to the LSU FACES lab.

Workers will try to reconstruct the victim's face to get a positive identification.

EBR Sheriff's deputies are helping with the investigation.

Call Crimestoppers at 344-STOP if you have any information.