Crime

UPDATE: Human remains found on burn pile in Lafayette Parish, identified

UPDATE: 10/03/2021 The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office has confirmed with News 10 that human remains found last week in a burn pile on Burbank Road have been identified as 48-year-old Cecil Wayne Gray.

According to LPSO Spokesperson Valerie Ponsetti, two people have been arrested in connection with the case.

She said 38-year-old Randle Figard and 32-year-old Sarah Johnson have each been charged with unlawful disposal of remains.

Developing story. More information will be released at a later time, Ponsetti said.

LAFAYETTE PARISH, La. (KLFY) — The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious circumstances call that led to the discovery of suspected burnt human remains on a Lafayette Parish property.

Deputies received the call at approximately 10:25 a.m. on Thursday, September 30. The caller stated they found what they believed to be human remains in a burn pile on a property in the 300 block of Burbank Rd.

Cause of death and identification of the remains are still pending, as investigations by both the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office and Lafayette Parish Coroner’s Office remain ongoing.

No further information is available at this time.

Written by Abigail JonesDionne Johnson

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