BENTON, La. – The identification of a cranium discovered earlier this summer season within the north finish of the parish have been confirmed.

The cranium belongs to 48-year-old Garrett Wilson, a Bossier Metropolis man whose dismembered and burned stays had been discovered on Feb. 21 on a non-public looking lease close to the Rocky Mount neighborhood in north Bossier Parish.

Crews conducting a routine bridge inspection in June on the base of Freeway 160 east of Ivan Lake discovered Wilson’s cranium simply beneath the water. Constructive identification was decided lately by the LSU FACES Lab in Baton Rouge.

John Hardy, 43, of Bossier Metropolis, has been indicted for second-degree homicide in reference to Wilson’s dying. He’s held on a $1.three million bond.

Hardy has pleaded not responsible. He’s scheduled to be again in court docket on Sept. 10 for a standing convention.

Wilson was reported lacking on Jan. 26 after not being seen for 3 days. A tip led to the invention of his stays.

Hardy was arrested Feb. 22, two days after he was reported lacking by his household.

Wilson and Hardy had been enterprise associates. Hardy owned an air con and heating restore enterprise and Wilson did some work for him.

Hardy filed a grievance with Bossier Metropolis police on Feb. 5, accusing Wilson of stealing from him. Hardy turned suspicious when he began receiving tax kinds displaying his enterprise had been paid for work he didn’t learn about, Hardy’s former lawyer advised KTBS.

Hardy was as soon as a part of the deer lease the place most of Wilson’s stays had been discovered.

Sources advised KTBS Hardy is captured on a path digicam on the deer lease standing subsequent to a burn pit with clothes belonging to Wilson subsequent to it.

Hardy was driving a 1999 Chevrolet van when he was arrested. Sources inform KTBS Hardy had withdrawn hundreds of {dollars} from checking account and bought the van from a used automobile seller. Seized from contained in the van had been machetes, knives and different gadgets.

Legislation enforcement businesses used a license plate reader to trace Hardy and that additionally put him close to the deer lease close to the Rocky Mount neighborhood, in response to sources.

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