On May 22, 2018 at 10:44 a.m., the Morgan City Police Department responded to the wooded area near 800 David Drive in Morgan City after a worker discovered the body of a male subject. Morgan City Police Detectives responded to the scene where they confirmed the complaint and recovered the remains and processed the scene. Due to the decomposition and condition of the body, a positive identification could not be made. An autopsy was performed which uncovered no evidence of trauma or foul play.
Morgan City Police Department investigators sought assistance from the Forensic Anthropology and Computer Enhancement Services (FACES) Lab at L.S.U. to assist in making a positive identification. The efforts to identify the subject included facial reconstruction along with D.N.A. analysis and comparisons. Through these investigative efforts, the person was positively identified as a 57 year old w/m, Kerry A. Lucas of Morgan City, Louisiana.
Kerry A. Lucas was last seen by family members on May 10, 2018. Although there were no signs of foul play or trauma, and due to the condition of the remains, the death was classified as “UNDETERMINED”.
Morgan City Police Department said investigators have contacted and notified family members and would like to express their condolences.
Investigators would also like to thank the F.A.C.E.S. Lab of L.S.U. for their assistance in this matter.
The Morgan City Police Department is asking if anyone has any information regarding this incident or had contact with Kerry A. Lucas between May 10 and May 22, 2018, please contact the Morgan City Police Department Detectives Division at (985) 380-4605. Thank you and Stay Safe!