Body found in YscloskeyMar 1st, 2013 | By Jessica Gonzalez | Category: Top Story
Authorities are fishing for clues outside of the quiet fishing community of Yscloskey this week, after the New Orleans Police department recovered human remains off Florissant Highway on Wednesday.
NOPD received a tip from an informant on Monday that a body was buried along the desolate Eastern St. Bernard Parish highway, and on Wednesday began excavating the site with the help of St. Bernard Parish
Colonel John Doran, Chief of Operations for SBSO, was on the scene and confirmed that human remains were found several feet in the ground after an excavator from parish government was used to clear an area 10’x 20’.
“Whatever remains are recovered will be taken to the Orleans coroners office and NOPD would continue the investigation,” said Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Steve Cannizaro. St. Bernard Sheriff’s Department will continue to assist NOPD with this case as it continues to develop, Cannizaro says. Authorities say the body may be that of a man who was allegedly beaten to death in New Orleans East, and buried in the brush off Florissant Hwy. in Yscloskey in August of 2012, just before Hurricane Isaac.