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Morehouse Parish body identified

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Julia Hong Vogel, 36 Julia Hong Vogel, 36

MOREHOUSE PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The Sheriff's Office in Morehouse Parish has identified the body found on  January 15, 2013 in a ditch off Swan Lake Road.

According to the  report, the body of the woman is identified as 36-year-old Julia Hong Vogel.

Deputies say she was wearing a camo jacket, dark sweat pants, and hiking shoes.

Investigators aren't saying how the woman died, but are calling the death "suspicious".

Her identity is now known and deputies would like to know any information about this situation.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Investigators in Morehouse Parish are looking for some answers tonight after finding a body off of Swan Lake Road in the southern part of the Parish.

Morehouse Parish Sheriff, Mike Tubbs, says "it's mostly a farm area a lot of deer and duck hunting goes on in this area so it is some what isolated."

Sheriff Tubbs says the female body was partially hidden in the ditch.

He says, "we contacted the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office for assistance for our crime scene unit to help us gather and collect evidence here off of Swan Lake Road once we get an identity of the body we'll certainly be able to further this investigation."

Investigators at the scene are searching the surrounding area for any clues and others are doing research at the station.

Tubbs says, "we don't have anyone that's been unaccounted for any length of time, we will also be contacting neighboring sheriffs also into Arkansas to see if they have anyone missing."

Sheriff Tubbs says all of this rainfall has posed some problems for the investigation.

He says, "certainly the wet, cold, and ice you know it does present challenges you know we've had to bring out some tents and other equipment because the investigators will be out here for several hours."

Tubbs says because of the rainy conditions they aren't sure how long the body has been there.

He says they are sending the body to Little Rock for an autopsy, which will provide more answers.

The investigation is ongoing.

If you have any information about this case you can contact the Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office at 318-281-4141.

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