2 burned bodies found in woods in Algiers

2 burned bodies found in woods in Algiers

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating alongside the New Orleans Police Department are investigating two burned bodies found in a wooded area in Algiers.

The bodies were discovered in the 3600 block of Amanda Street.

NOPD said they responded to a report of a brush fire around 11:30 p.m. Sunday night. .

As they were extinguishing the fire, they found the charred remains of two individuals, according to NOPD.

Police said both bodies were burned beyond recognition.

The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office will determine official cause of death and release the victims' names upon completion of autopsy and notification of families.

Homicide Detective Nicolas Williams is in charge of the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300 with any information on this incident.

Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers anonymously at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

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