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Human remains found in La. cornfield

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SICILY ISLAND, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Catahoula Parish authorities are investigating the discovery of human remains in a cornfield 5 miles north of Sicily Island.

Two suspects have been arrested in the case, including one woman who initially tipped off police to the grave site.

Sheriff James Kelly said the case began Thursday when 30-year-old Leah Marie Pontiff told Ouachita Parish deputies she could show them where a body might be buried that might be related to a missing person report filed days earlier.

Kelly says the remains were recovered Saturday. Authorities have not identified the victim.

Pontiff was booked with obstruction of justice.

Kelly says 36-year-old Daniel White was booked Saturday with second-degree kidnapping.

It was unclear whether those arrested have attorneys.

 

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