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Sheriff: We believe we can identify woman in Beggs case

Investigators still waiting on tests to confirm ID and cause of death
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Posted at 4:45 PM, Sep 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-09 17:46:17-04

St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said Monday he believes investigators may be able to solve the case of a body found near Beggs last month.

The body of a woman was found near the community in August. To read our original story, click here.

Guidroz says his detectives are working closely with the Houston Police Department, and both agencies believe she will be identified.

"We don't know the cause of death yet, but we feel confident we're going to be able to identify her," the sheriff said. "We may be able to solve the case."

Guidroz said investigators are waiting on DNA test results to positively identify the victim, and on other forensic test results to provide her cause of death.

Within the next several weeks, there should be more information forthcoming, he said.