UPDATE: State Police Troop I Spokesman Trooper Thomas Gossen tells KPEL they have found the body of Joyce Thomas.

They found her remains in an area along I-49 between Sunset and Opelousas.

Police told KATC that a woman who was allegedly kidnapped by Dewoody led police to the place where he took her.

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53-year-old Phillip Dewoody is facing charges in connection with the disappearance of Ville Platte native, Joyce Thomas.

Dewoody will face one charge of aggravated kidnapping

Louisiana State Police are now in charge of the ongoing investigation.

The scene along I-49 between Sunset and Opelousas is now clear.

This morning, there was a heavy police presence along that area as police were investigating activity related to the case.

That scene is now clear.

A home and vehicle are blocked off by crime scene tape but there is no word on the whereabouts of Joyce Thomas.

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