Human remains that were discovered Sunday in a badly burned car in a wooded area near Sun are those of Nanette Me’Shell King, the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office said late Tuesday.
King, a Bogalusa woman, had been missing since she left work at a Bush gas station on Sept. 20.
Her mother, Cherryl Yates, called WWL-TV to say she had been notified that her daughter’s remains had been identified.
James Hartman, spokesman for the Coroner’s Office, confirmed that information and said the remains were identified through DNA.
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office had conducted what a spokesman described as an intense search using boats, a helicopter, all-terrain vehicles and foot patrols after King disappeared. But it was two women who found the body while looking at a nearby abandoned trailer about noon Sunday.
The burned car, a silver Mitsubishi, matched King’s vehicle.
There was no immediate word on how King died.