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Body discovered in burnt car on North Shore

(Source: STPSO) (Source: STPSO)

St. Tammany Parish sheriff's deputies discovered the body of woman in a burnt out car near Sun.

Two women were in the area near Highway 16 around noon on Sunday looking for an abandoned trailer when they saw the vehicle. They called deputies to the scene.

The Coroner's office is analyzing the remains found in the vehicle. It could take up to a week to identify the body and release a cause of death.

The vehicle was taken to the sheriff's office for processing. Deputies are working with the state fire marshal's office as they attempt to determine what caused the fire.

Officers describe the burnt car as a silver Mitsubishi. They said it had a license plate that is a partial match to one that belonged to missing Bush resident Nanette "Me'Shell" King. King, 42, has been missing for three weeks.

She was last seen leaving work at the Bush Shell Station on Highway 21 around 1 p.m. on Sept. 20.

Sheriff Jack Strain stressed that they do not have confirmation it was King's body found in the car.

"We have since the 20th of last month been working the disappearance of Miss King. That question will have to wait for the coroner's office to answer and until we know for a fact that it is, or is not, Miss King, we'll continue to work her as a missing person"

Investigators continue to speak with several individuals who they believe will aid in the investigation.  No arrests have yet been made in connection with this incident.  The Sheriff’s office asks that anyone with information related to this case please call 9-1-1 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 (toll-free: 877-903-7867).

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