Skeletal remains found in Belle Chasse home

Plaquemines Parish authorities on Monday found skeletal remains inside an abandoned home in Belle Chasse.

A laborer who was cleaning the home in the 16000 block of La. 23 found a human skull and other remains about 11:30 a.m., said Cmdr. Eric Becnel, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

Officials with LSU’s Forensic Anthropology and Computer Enhancement Services Laboratory, often called in to help investigate cases involving skeletal remains, responded to the scene. Anthropologists with the lab will try to determine the age, ethnicity, gender and identity of the person.

There was no immediate indication of foul play, Becnel said, adding that detectives continue to try to determine the cause of death.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Brett Taylor at (504) 564-2525 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

N.O. police try to ID, find man in carjacking

New Orleans police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a man wanted in connection with a carjacking Tuesday morning.

The 23-year-old victim was getting into his car about 2 a.m. in the 700 block of South Dorgenois Street when an unknown man walked up from behind, put an object to his back and demanded his keys.

The victim handed over the keys, and the carjacker sped away in the car.

Police described the carjacker as a black man with a dark complexion and thin build, 25 to 30 years old and about 5-foot-11. He wore a blue hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, dark jeans and a white baseball cap, police said.

The vehicle was a maroon 2010 Chevrolet Camaro with Georgia license plate PJV7964. The vehicle has after-market rims and tinted windows.

First District Detective Kevin Richardson is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at (504) 658-6010.

N.O. police investigate two armed robberies

New Orleans police on Tuesday were investigating the following armed robberies reported on an overnight crime log:

10:13 a.m. Oct. 12 in the 14000 block of Wales Street: The robbery was reported Monday. The victim said she was outside with her children when an unknown, armed man walked up and ordered the woman to lie on the ground and empty her pockets.

9:18 a.m. Monday in the 3400 block of South Carrollton Avenue: An armed man walked into the Magnolia Discount store and demanded money. The cashier handed over the cash, and the robber ran away.

Two sought in attempted robbery of Wal-mart

New Orleans police are trying to identify and locate two men who tried to rob a Wal-mart employee.

The attempted robbery happened about 6:45 a.m. Friday at the store in the 1900 block of Tchoupitoulas Street.

The 35-year-old victim was walking to a cash register with a money bag under her arm when two men walked into the store and tried to grab the bag, police said. They were not able to get the bag and ran away.

One man is described as white with a beard. He wore a gray sweater, black pants and gray shoes.

The other man is described as white with a large build. He wore a surgical mask.

Detectives believe both men might live in the Garden District.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Walter Edmond at (504) 658-6060.