2 people found 'burned beyond recognition' in Louisiana

COVINGTON, La. (WGNO) — Police responded to the scene of what detectives say is a double homicide in downtown Covington on Monday (Nov. 28) morning.

According to the Covington Police Department, officers responded to the 500 block of E. Gibson Street where two people were found ‘burned beyond recognition.’ Other details regarding the investigation were unavailable.

Official identities from the St. Tammany Parish Coroner have not been released, however, several neighbors tell WGNO the bodies could be those of a local pastor, Father Otis Young and his assistant, Ruth Prats.

We’re told more details will be released as detectives learn more. Stay updated with WGNO on air and online for the latest updates.

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