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UPDATE: Body identified

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UPDATE: 

JENA, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The identity of the bodyfound in LaSalle Parish last week has been identified.  

The victim is 57-year-oldMary Worley of Rapides Parish.

According to Sheriff ScottFranklin, the body was found Friday.

Investigators released astatement Sunday explaining the case. Both sheriffs' offices are workingtogether in now what they're calling a homicide investigation. 

ORIGINAL: 

JENA, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A homicide investigation is underway after a female body was discovered Friday in LaSalle Parish.

The LaSalle Parish Sheriff's Department released a statement Sunday morning stating that officials from Rapides Parish were assisting in the investigation.

The cause of death is unknown at this time, pending autopsy results. The identity of the victim is being withheld until next of kin are notified.

LaSalle Parish Sheriff Scott Franklin says this case was first being investigated by RPSO as a missing persons case, and is now a homicide investigation.

 

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