Human skeletal remains found in Prairieville in January identified

PRAIRIEVILLE, LA (WAFB) - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reports that the human skeletal remains that were found in a wooded area in Prairieville in January have now been identified.

The remains have been identified as William Winters, 55. The remains were discovered back on January 30. Deputies responded to a call in a wooded area off Germany Rd. after a human skull was discovered by a neighbor's dog.

The LSU FACES lab assisted in identifying the remains. Officials say foul play is not suspected in Winters' death.

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