Update on skull found

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Ascension Parish LT. Col. Bobby Webre reports that additional skeletal remains were located in the wooded area near where the skull was found and identified as Robert Alexis of St. Amant by FACES Lab Director Mary Manheim and her anthropologist team.

47-year-old Alexis was reported missing on Saturday, January 19, 2008 by family members. During the course of the missing persons investigation authorities discovered that Alexis' vehicle was found in a ditch on Beco Road the next day, Sunday, January 20, 2008. An eyewitness also identified Alexis walking away from the vehicle headed towards Highway 429.

Through an extensive investigation by Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, all leads were exhausted and the whereabouts of Alexis was unknown until the discovery was made by the hunters on Sunday, October 28.