Body of former school board employee found in New Orleans East

Body of former school board employee found in New Orleans East

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The body of a woman who has been missing since October 2017 was found by New Orleans police in New Orleans East, according to investigators.

Her car was discovered near a levee shortly after she disappeared. New Orleans police said her death has now been ruled a homicide.

Louisiana State Police Crime Laboratory conducted DNA analysis comparison of Stokes DNA profile, to that of remains discovered in the Seventh District.

The analysis confirmed a match of Ms. Jean Stokes DNA profile to the DNA profile of the discovered remains.

Stokes was a long time employee of the Orleans Parish School Board and the mother of five children.  She was also a grandmother and great-grandmother.

The investigation remains open and active. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the NOPD Homicide Section at 504-653-5300 or call Crimestoppers anonymously at 504-821-1111 or toll free at 1-877-903-7867.