Human remains found in Lincoln Parish, believed to be man who went missing earlier this year

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UPDATE: (12/09/19) 9:20 PM — Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department says they responded to a call Monday morning about possible remains found.

“We had received a call from a person who had been out in Lincoln Parish around the cook road area and the call came into us as they had found what they had thought were maybe human remains,” said Mike Stone, Sheriff at LPSO.

The person who called the Sheriff’s office accompanied deputies to cook road.

“Our investigators took a look at it and they did believe it was human remains. At that time we made a call to Baton Rouge to Faces,” said Stone.

“We have never given up on this. We had many calls about maybe sightings and different locations. We’ve never given up hope you know that we may find him some place,” said Stone.

From here, the Sheriff’s Department says they are ready to solve this case and give the family the peace they deserve.

“That’ll be the next step for us…to continue to work with FACES, continue to work with other forensic entities and confirm that that is in fact, Jeff Norsworthy,” said Stone.


LINCOLN PARISH, La. — Human skeletal remains were found today in Lincoln Parish and deputies believe they may be of a man who was first reported missing early this year.

According to the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department, the remains were discovered near Cook Road, which is east of Ruston. Detectives met with a K-9 team that specializes in Human Remains Detection.

A thorough search of the wooded area was conducted. Evidence recovered at the scene leads deputies to believe the remains belong to Jeff Norsworthy, who was reported missing in May of 2019.

Representatives from LSU Forensic Anthropology and Computer Enhancement Services (FACES) were contacted and responded to assist with the investigation. The remains will be taken to FACES Lab for DNA analysis.

Officials are asking that the public respect the family’s privacy during this time and not go to the area where the remains were found.

We will continue to update this article as more information becomes available.

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