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Human remains discovered by hunters in St. Mary Parish

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Posted at 12:51 PM, Jan 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-09 13:51:55-05

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Blaise Smith announced that detectives have begun a death investigation after human remains were found in a wooded area 10 miles north of Franklin on Friday, January 8, 2021.

Two hunters made the discovery and notified the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office just before 12 pm on Friday, according to a spokesperson for the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office.

Deputies and detectives responded to the scene and retrieved the remains.

No further details are available at this time. Additional information will be released as the investigation progresses.

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