BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A forensics lab in Baton Rouge is helping the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office identify human remains found over the weekend.
Ray Paul Lachney's family believes the remains could be his. He has been missing since July.
Exactly six months to the day since he was last seen, skeletal remains were discovered by Lachney's stepfather, Brian Paquin, in Mansura.
The Avoyelles Sheriff's Department sent the bones to the FACES Lab at LSU, but family said even if they are Ray, it doesn't really end the nightmare.
"There's never going to be closure. My son is always going to be gone," said Ray's mother, Debbi Lott.
"We conducted a three-day private search and we checked numerous places. We all took this way and went in different directions and he called us over there that you know he had found something," said Brenda Brevelle, a family friend.
It could take several days for the bones from Avoyelles Parish to be identified.