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UPDATE: Missing Pineville woman’s body found in St. Landry Parish

Posted at 12:20 PM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 14:26:32-04

Update:  The body of a missing Pineville woman, Alana Vanol-Zuccaro, has been found in St. Landry Parish.  She had been missing since March 2019.  The Sheriff tells KATC her boyfriend, Robert McPherson, gave them information that led them to the body.

On March 27, 2019, McPhearson was arrested by the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office relative to an unrelated crime. During the preliminary investigation, McPhearson provided investigators with information relative to the homicide of Alana Michelle Zuccaro, according to Deputy Chief Eddie Thibodeaux, spokesperson for the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office.  McPhearson would not provide the exact location of where the homicide occurred or location of Zuccaro.

On April 3, 2019, McPhearson provided information to the Pointe Coupee Sheriff’s Office investigators with the location of Zuccaro’s body and the circumstances surrounding the homicide. Later that day, the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office along with West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office and the Pointe Coupee Sheriff’s Office located the body of Zuccaro in a wooded area off Highway 103 in Washington, LA.

Notification has been made to next of kin.




The St. Landry Parish Crime Stoppers needs help in locating a missing person.

On March 20, Alana Zucarro was reported missing from the Pineville area. Zucarro and her boyfriend, Robert McPherson, were seen leaving a casino at 1:38 a.m. and appeared to be arguing, police say.

State Police located her 1999 Toyota Tacoma later that day in the 6000 block of Highway 103 with no one around.

On March 22, Zucarro’s purse, jacket, and shoes were located next to a nearby bayou.

Alana Zucarro

On March 27, McPherson was arrested by the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office where he allegedly voluntarily admitted that he was the last one to see Zucarro.

If anyone has recently come into contact with McPherson or Zacarro, contact Crime Stoppers. Agencies have used helicopters, search teams, and K-9s to locate Zucarro.

Download the P3 app and tap the app on your mobile device to “Say It Here” and submit your anonymous tips.