- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The body of a 75-year-old man killed over 29 years ago has been exhumed.

Lake Charles Police Deputy Chief Mark Kraus tells the American Press (https://bit.ly/1eOXZNb) the department’s cold case division began in July re-investigating the death of Noah Breaux, who died on March 15, 1987. Kraus said Monday’s exhumation was necessary in order to collect biological evidence for submission due to advancements in modern evidence testing.

Firefighters responding to a house fire in 1987 found Breaux’s body. An autopsy revealed that he had died from blows to his head.

At the time, local law enforcement said that the motive for Breaux’s murder was robbery and that the blaze was set to conceal the homicide.

Two people were arrested in the death. They were later released due to insufficient evidence.

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Information from: American Press, https://www.americanpress.com


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