Faces lab helps identify body of Morgan City man found in wooded area


The identity of man whose body was found in May 2018 in Morgan City has been identified as 57-year-old Kerry A. Lucas of Morgan City, according to Police Chief James Blair. 

Blair said The LSU Forensic Anthropology and Computer Enhancement Services, or FACES, Laboratory assisted with the identity.  

On May 22, 2018, the Morgan City Police Department responded to the wooded area near 800 David Drive in Morgan City after a worker discovered the body of a male subject.

Detectives responded to the scene where they confirmed the complaint and recovered the remains and processed the scene.

Although there were no signs of foul play or trauma, due to the condition of the remains, the death was classified as undetermined, the chief said.

Lucas was last seen by family members May 10, 2018.

The Morgan City Police Department is asking anyone has any information regarding this incident or had contact with Lucas between May 10 and May 22, 2018, to call the Morgan City Police Department Detectives Division at 985-380-4605.

Blair said Morgan City police have contacted and notified family members.

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