Genders of burned bodies found in Algiers identified

Genders of burned bodies found in Algiers identified

ALGIERS, LA (WVUE) - The genders of the burned bodies found in Algiers Sunday have been released.

According to NOPD, the bodies were one male, and one female.

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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