Erica Nicole Hunt of Opelousas went missing on July 4, 2016, and now Louisiana State Police say they need your help trying to find out who killed her.

In a press release, LSP spokesman Trooper Thomas Gossen says Hunt's unidentified skeletal remains were found in Evangeline Parish in December 2018. Today, after State Police investigators consulted with the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab, LSU Faces Lab, and the DNA Doe Project, authorities were able to positively confirm a forensic match to Hunt.

Now, with support from the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office, St Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Opelousas Police Department, Gossen says they need your help. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact St. Landry Crime Stoppers at 948-8477(TIPS), online at, or via Facebook by leaving a WEBTIP. Tips may also be submitted via text message by texting TIPS625 plus the tip to CRIMES (274637).

The Louisiana State Police online reporting system is also available to the public through a convenient and secure reporting form that is submitted to the appropriate investigators. Citizens can access the form by visiting and clicking the Suspicious Activity link.

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