Body found in St. Landry Parish identified as missing Pineville woman, boyfriend arrested

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UPDATE: On April 3, 2019 at 6:45 pm, the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office along with West Baton Rouge Sheriff and Point Coupee Sheriff’s Office located the body of Alana Vanol-Zuccaro missing from Pineville since March 20, 2019. 

Her body was found in a wooded area in Washington, La.The victim’s boyfriend, Robert McPherson, has been arrested.  

“It would actually be a determination of where Ms. Zuccaro died at or where the physical death took place,” said Deputy Chief Darrell Basco with the Pineville Police Department.  He spoke with KALB today. “We would have to wait..the preliminary says that we are going to have to wait for the coroner’s office and St. Landry Parish to make a determination and through interviews to see exactly where the crime did occur regarding her death.”

St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office, West Baton Rouge Sheriff and the Point Coupee Sheriff’s Office aided in finding her body.

This is an ongoing investigation.

ORIGINAL: St. Landry Parish authorities say search crews acting on information they received have located a body in the village of Washington.

No other identifying information was released and the cause and manner of death is undetermined. 

Public Information Officer Eddie Thibodeaux says an investigation is on-going and more information will be released at a later date.

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