Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) – The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is on the scene of Luke Powers Road at the Little Lake Charles RV Park after human remains were found. The body was found by a search group looking for a man who went missing in August. His relatives have reason to believe they’ve finally found him.
“My son, we were told he ran into the woods; but he hasn’t been seen or heard from since,” his mother Diana Russell said.
It’s been several months of struggle and strife for the family of 39-year-old Robert “Randall” Kilgore who has been missing since August 24th. That’s when his family says he vanished into the woods following a traffic stop. Exhausting their resources over that time, relatives reached out to Premier Search and Rescue, a nonprofit.
“Hopefully we’ll get them some answers whether he’s out there or not I mean this is the last place he was seen,” Dennis Oquain with the search party said. “The woods are really thick so it’s hard to navigate through there. That’s why we brought the ATVs and so many people.”
“It’s Heaven sent for us because I’ve been begging and begging for people to help, the Sheriff’s department,” Russell said. “If he’s found in these woods, it’s all because of these men who volunteered.”
Saturday, there was a brief search, but no rescue after skeletal remains were found. The family believes it’s Kilgore and left us this voice message to alert us of the find that morning.
“It’s Denise,” Kilgore’s aunt said. “They found him. He’s dead.”
“The information that our detectives received was in a different area and they searched that area, I know at least 3 times,” Commander Matt Vezinot with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office says right now the identity of the remains is inconclusive. It may be a few days before the remains are identified. However, items of clothing were found nearby.
“There are some human remains that were discovered and we’re trying to identify them,” Commander Vezinot said. “I mean that’s what we have right now. We do have a missing person.”
“We had close friends that were out there with us and they identified shoes saying that’s the type of shoes he wears,” says searcher Christopher Harris.
“They were in here less than 30 minutes and they found him and this is what? December?” asked Kilgore’s aunt, Denise Ammons. “I really didn’t think we were going to find anything because they said they had already searched.”
The family now left frustrated that it has taken this long through volunteers searching to find the answers they’ve been searching for.
“I’m hoping for change – that the next family doesn’t go through what we’ve gone through that they get the help and the resources to look for their loved ones,” Ammons said.
Written by KPLC Digital Team and Jennifer Lott
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