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The forensic lab at Louisiana State University has identified decomposed remains found in the wreckage of a house that was being demolished in late March, the Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office said.
DNA analysis identified Juanita Brewer, 57, of Shreveport’s Martin Luther King neighborhood, according to a news release Thursday.
The cause and manner of her death are still under investigation, it said.
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A work crew found the remains March 28 during demolition.
The remains were “in an advanced state of decomposition” and had been damaged by heavy equipment, the news release said.
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Coroner Todd Thoma told KTAL-TV in March that the woman apparently had died in the house and probably had been dead for at least two weeks.