LAPLACE, LA (WVUE) - St. John deputies on Monday identified a missing person as the victim of a homicide.
Investigators first discovered the body of Alan Burl, 37, of LaPlace, on Nov. 12 along Highway 51 about three miles south of Ruddock. The coroner ruled his death a homicide.
Detectives say Burl was reported missing by his sister on Oct. 29.
His death is the fifth homicide in St.John the Baptist Parish this year.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.