Work continues to identify victims from car fire south of Maurice

Vermilion Parish law enforcement and state fire investigators continued this week trying to identify two bodies found in a burning SUV last week south of Maurice.

Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon said in a release Monday an autopsy last week showed the bodies were of a male and female, but their identities and race remain unknown.

Investigators did find jewelry. On the male body: a quarter-inch link-style bracelet, a 24-inch-old rope chain necklace with a cross and cubic zirconium studs, a 20-inch necklace, and a ball stud tongue piercing, Couvillon said.

The man also wore Adidas Spring Blade tennis shoes, size 10, he said.

The female wore an “I Love You More” bangle bracelet, Couvillon said.

Deputies responded to a vehicle fire at 1 a.m. April 16 on Claude Road south of Maurice, finding the SUV fully engulfed.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sheriff’s Office detectives at (337) 898-4403.