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Woman's body found inside container in truck in Ascension Parish

Staff Report

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office has reported a woman's body was found inside a container in a truck near Gonzales on Jan. 28.

According to an APSO spokesperson, the body was discovered at about 5 p.m. in the vehicle located off Bayou Narcisse Road.

Updates provided Feb. 1

Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre released an update Feb. 1, stating the truck was found at a property on Rue De Le Bois Road.

In a video posted to the APSO Facebook page, Webre said there was no evidence of trauma to the body. He added that the investigation is ongoing and an autopsy will be done.

Crystal Scott

Upon notifying the next of kin, the sheriff identified the woman as 24-year-old Crystal Scott.

People of interest being sought are Sedrick Credit, Ashley Nicole Simoneaux, and Landarrius Alverez.

Anyone with information that could help deputies in this investigation can call the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office at 225-621-4636 or text 847411 to the anonymous tip line from any cellular device or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7867). You must call Crime Stoppers immediately to receive a cash reward.

Update Feb. 2:

According to online Ascension Parish Jail records, deputies booked 33-year-old Landarrius Alverez of Geismar Feb. 2 on charges of felony domestic abuse battery (strangulation) and theft less than $1,000.

Records show the dates of the charges as Nov. 14, 2020. 

Alverez was one of three individuals identified by the sheriff as a person of interest in the investigation.

As of the afternoon of Feb. 2, records indicated he was awaiting arraignment.

A request was made to APSO for further information on the booking. A response was not received by 5:30 p.m.

Preliminary autopsy results released

Webre announced via the APSO Facebook page that detectives received the preliminary autopsy results for Scott.

The report indicated no signs of trauma, and Scott’s cause of death is still under investigation.

A preliminary toxicology report for Scott shows there was fentanyl present in her body; however, the level of fentanyl is undetermined at this time.

A full toxicology report will be conducted, which could take one to two months, according to the sheriff.

This is a developing story. Updates will be made as new information is released.