Man found in Cross Lake identified, agencies working to connect - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

BREAKING

Man found in Cross Lake identified, agencies working to connect with burned remains in Smith Co.

Posted: Updated:
Marion Lee Brown, victim (Source: Smith Co. Sheriff) Marion Lee Brown, victim (Source: Smith Co. Sheriff)
An FJ Crusier was found burned near Tyler State Park on Friday night. (Source: KLTV Staff) An FJ Crusier was found burned near Tyler State Park on Friday night. (Source: KLTV Staff)
  • More Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Palermo in court fighting criminal charges & seizures

    Palermo in court fighting criminal charges & seizures

    Thursday, August 21 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-08-22 00:08:20 GMT
    There's a hotly contested court battle underway between Sulphur businessman Joe Palermo and the state. And it now, partly deals with an investigation that has yet to result in criminal charges.Palermo was due on court motions fighting pending criminal charges against him, including forgery and possession of stolen things. But first off the defense filed a motion asking to secure and examine items seized yesterday, including Palermo's computer. Palermo attorney Karl says the seizure of compute...More >>
    There's a hotly contested court battle underway between Sulphur businessman Joe Palermo and the state. And it now, partly deals with an investigation that has yet to result in criminal charges.Palermo was due on court motions fighting pending criminal charges against him, including forgery and possession of stolen things. But first off the defense filed a motion asking to secure and examine items seized yesterday, including Palermo's computer. Palermo attorney Karl says the seizure of compute...More >>
  • Flushable wipes causing havoc for sewer systems in Lake Charles

    Flushable wipes causing havoc for sewer systems in Lake Charles

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:49:13 GMT
    What we flush matters. The infrastructure in Lake Charles goes back 50 years in many places. Wastewater administrators said an old system was not built for many items we flush today, like flushable wipes.More >>
    What we flush matters. The infrastructure in Lake Charles goes back 50 years in many places. Wastewater administrators said an old system was not built for many items we flush today, like flushable wipes.
    More >>
  • Allen Parish 911 system operating following lightning strike

    Allen Parish 911 system operating following lightning strike

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:34:13 GMT
    The Allen Parish Sheriff's Office communication system took a lightning strike on Thursday afternoon leading to a loss of phone communications, according to Chief Deputy Ricky Johnson.More >>
    The Allen Parish Sheriff's Office communication system took a lightning strike on Thursday afternoon leading to a loss of phone communications, according to Chief Deputy Ricky Johnson.More >>
(KLTV) - The Shreveport Police Department has released the name of a man whose body was discovered floating in Cross Lake last week.

Shreveport police say that on May 24 at around 11 a.m.  they were called to an area of Cross Lake near the I-220 bridge because a body had been discovered. The body was that of an adult Caucasian male who appeared to have sustained significant trauma to the head. The remains were taken to the Caddo Parish Coroners Office for an autopsy.

Authorities have now identified the remains through a comparison of fingerprint data obtained from the Smith County Sheriff’s Office. He is 54-year-old Marion Lee Brown of Weatherford, Texas, police say. The Shreveport Police Department was contacted by the Smith County Sheriff’s Office after they learned a man feared missing from Weatherford fit the description of the body pulled from Cross Lake.  Those agencies are now working together and with other law enforcement agencies during the ongoing investigation.

Read more about the investigation into the burned human remains found in Smith County here.

Stay with KLTV and KLTV.com for updates.

Copyright 2014 KLTV. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow