Burned bodies found in Algiers identified

Burned bodies found in Algiers identified

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The New Orleans coroner has identified two bodies found on the scene of a brush fire in Algiers.

The coroner said The Louisiana State Police Crime Laboratory provided the positive identification of the victims.

The victims were identified as Shantrell Parker, 20, and Gavonte Lampkin, 20.

According to the coroner, their cause of death was determined as gunshot wounds.

NOPD said the remains of the two victims were found July 29.

Around 11:35 p.m. NOPD Fourth District and NOFD firefighters responded to a brush fire at the location.

When crews extinguished the fire, they found the charred remains of Parker and Lampkin.

Both were burned beyond recognition, according to the report.

After further investigation, both victims' remains showed signs of foul play and is now being investigated as a homicide.

Investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the person(s) responsible in this incident, as well as a motive.

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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