Burned body ID’d as missing woman

Published 9:08 am Friday, October 16, 2015

St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s officials identified the body found Monday afternoon in a burned car as that of a woman who went missing on Sept. 20.

James Hartman, public information officer with the St. Tammany Coroner’s Office, said his office confirmed Tuesday the identification of the body was that of Nanette Me’Shell King-Harris, 42. She disappeared after her shift at the Bush Shell station.

On Monday, two women in the area looking for an abandoned trailer discovered the burned vehicle in the words near Louisiana Highway 16, west of Sun. Officials tentatively identified the burned vehicle as a silver colored Mitsubishi. King-Harris was last seen driving a 2006 Mitsubishi Gallant.

Hartman declined to say what the cause and manner of death might have been.

“Identification was made through DNA,” Hartman said. “There were charred human remains. The forensic investigation isn’t yet completed.”

As of Thursday afternoon, no arrests had been made.