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Sheriff: Human remains found near Franklin identified, homicide investigation continues

Human remains found near Franklin in January 2021 have been identified.

Posted: Mar 9, 2021 6:40 PM

ST. MARY PARISH (News 15) - Human remains found near Franklin in January 2021 have been identified.

According to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff Blaise Smith, the remains were those of Casey Marie Collins, 39, of the Lafayette area.

According to the release, two hunters found the human remains in woods about 10 miles north of Franklin on January 8.

Detectives were able to identify the remains using the CODIS system.

According to the sheriff, the investigation continues as a homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office.

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