D.A. Brignac gives update on unidentified human remains
Evangeline Parish District Attorney Trent Brignac on Friday shared an update on human remains that were recently discovered in an unenclosed shed located on Prairie Rhonde Road.
The district attorney said he reached out to Theresa Wilson, with the Louisiana State University Forensic Anthropology and Computer Enhancement Services (FACES) Lab, who stated they are in the process of X-raying the bones discovered Saturday, December 29, 2018.
The human remains were discovered while searching for nine-year-old Bryson Thibodeaux, who ran away from home on Friday, December 28, 2018 and then was found the following day.
According to Brignac, Wilson is hoping to have a biological profile of the bones soon. This will provide information on the DNA, gender, and approximate age of the bones.
The bones are believed to be from more recent times due to the fact that Wilson said it appeared modern dental work had been performed on the individual the remains belong to.
Briganc, who was at the scene with his investigator Marcus Aucoin when the bones were recovered, said Wilson believes her complete analysis of the bones will be finished in two to four weeks.
After discovering these bones, the district attorney requested Louisiana State Police bring in a cadaver dog, which is trained to locate and follow the scent of decomposing human flesh, to make sure there were no other bodies in that area.
Following the dog’s search, Brignac said no other bodies were found.
This incident remains under investigation, and is being handled by the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office. Those who assisted the sheriff’s office in the recovery of the human remains were LSU FACES, Louisiana State Police, Evangeline Parish District Attorney’s Office, Evangeline Parish Coroner’s Office, and St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office.