UPDATE: LPSO locates body of missing man in St. James Parish

Friday, March 8, 2013 - 2:00am

The Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that the body of a missing man was located yesterday.

UPDATE: The body of Brandon Steele Parnell, 26, of Walker was located on Thursday, March 7 in St. James Parish. Little information has been released at this time. However, an autopsy is scheduled for today and more details should be available upon its conclusion.


ORIGINAL: Detectives with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office are asking for your help in locating 26-year old Brandon Steele Parnell of Walker.

Parnell was last seen at a local lounge just east of the city limits of Denham Springs at approximately 10:00 p.m. on February 25, 2013.

LPSO Detectives have been speaking with Parnell's family and other associates. It's believed that foul play is involved in Parnell's disappearance at this point in the investigation. Parnell is in constant contact with his family, yet Parnell's family has not heard from him since before the date he was reported missing.

Parnell was last seen wearing a black, short-sleeve t-shirt containing a white emblem. A black star is inside that white emblem. Under that t-shirt, Parnell was wearing a long-sleeve, white shirt. He was also wearing blue jeans and white Nike tennis shoes. (See the attached picture. Parnell is in the outfit he was last seen wearing.)

Parnell was believed to have been driving a 2006 Chevrolet full-size work van. It's white in color with Louisiana License Plate # VFA559.

If anyone has heard from or knows the whereabouts of Brandon Steele Parnell, you are urged to contact Detective Sergeant Brandon Browning with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office Detective Division at 225- 686-2241 ext. 345 or 1-800-443-7681. 


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