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Suspected burnt human remains found on Lafayette Parish property

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Posted at 2:45 PM, Sep 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-30 23:20:55-04

Lafayette Parish deputies are investigating a suspicious circumstances call that led to the discovery of suspected burnt human remains on a Lafayette Parish property.

Deputies received a call shortly before 10:30 a.m. on Thursday. According to an LPSO spokesperson, the caller stated they found what they believed to be human remains in a burn pile on a property in the 300 block of Burbank Road.

Cause of death and identification of the remains are still pending, as investigations by both the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office and Lafayette Parish Coroner's Office remain ongoing.

KATC spoke to one neighbor who was shocked to find out about the possible human remains near his home. He tells us one person lives on the property and that person regularly burns trash.

Glenda Wiltz, who lives next door, says she's afraid for her safety after this.

"If somebody did some harm to someone next door to you, I mean, who knows... it could've been one of us. So I am a little worried now.”

She says nothing like this has happened in the decades she's lived there.

"We’ve been here 25 years... this is a pretty quiet street," she said. "A little traffic now that we got a dollar store back here. But otherwise, everybody is to themselves, all the neighbors and everybody, we get along. This is very surprising. Wondering what’s going on, and hope everything is okay.”

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