UPDATE: Arrest made in connection with skeletal remains

Dwayne Alfred
Posted at 1:53 PM, Feb 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-15 18:25:42-05

NEW IBERIA — New Iberia Police say they have made an arrest in connection with the skeletal remains recently found.

Police identify the man arrested as 24-year-old Dwayne Alfred. Iberia Police confirm he was booked on charges of First-degree murder, Aggravated kidnapping and Obstruction of justice.

They did not identify the person who died.

This investigation is still ongoing, they say, and more comments will be made at a later date.

On Monday, we reported that skeletal remains are being examined after they were discovered in a wooded area Sunday morning in New Iberia. Police told us then that the remains could be that of Deja Cummings.

Last year in October KATC reported that Cummings was reported missing in October.

When police received tips on the possible whereabouts of Cummings it led to the discovery of skeletal remains near Cherokee Park. The park is located on the corner of Wysteria and Cherokee Streets.

The remains will be identified in a few weeks, says New Iberia Police.

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