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Authorities identify human remains found in Smith County last week

Authorities identify human remains found in Smith County last week

POSTED: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 7:10pm

UPDATED: Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 10:03am

Shreveport detectives have released the name of a victim whose charred human remains were found in Smith County last week. The remains were believed to be connected to a body discovered floating in Cross Lake in Shreveport.

Around 11:00 a.m. on Friday, SPD Cross Lake officers, along with Shreveport Fire Department dive teams, responded to an area of Cross Lake near the I-220 bridge on reports of a body. The remains belonged to an adult white male, who had sustained significant trauma to the head. The remains were ultimately recovered from the lake and presented to the Caddo Parish Coroners Office for an autopsy.

Through a comparison of fingerprint data obtained from the Smith County Sheriff's Office, authorities were able to identify the remains of the victim as Marion Lee Brown, 54, of Weatherford, Texas.

The Shreveport Police Department was contacted by the Smith County Sheriff's Office after they learned a man feared missing from Weatherford,Texas, fit the description of the body pulled from Cross Lake. Shreveport investigators are now working with Smith County authorities and other law enforcement agencies during the ongoing investigation.   

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