At approximately 8:30 a.m., according to APSO spokeswoman Maxine Trahan, hunters located what they believed to be a human bone near Zaunbrecher Road, which lies outside the city limits of Rayne.
The hunters located the bone near railroad tracks and contacted the Rayne Police Department.
Upon arriving on the scene, Rayne Police discovered the human remains and contacted the sheriff’s office at about 10:30 a.m.
“As of this time we cannot determine the race, gender or age of the deceased nor can we tell how long the person has been dead,” said Trahan.
Trahan says that Acadia Parish Coroner’s Office will contact Dr. Mary Manhein and the LSU FACES laboratory out of Baton Rouge which will hopefully provide some insight into who the deceased person is and provide his or her family some closure.
Trahan says they believe the deceased may not be from around the area as both the sheriff’s office and Rayne Police Department have not had missing persons reported.
The Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office and Rayne Police Department were also assisted by the Acadia Parish Coroner’s Office in the investigation.
The Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office will continue to investigate and as more details are released in the case, the Crowley Post-Signal, as well as its website, will be updated.