SHREVEPORT, La. — Human remains discovered in an abandoned Shreveport house almost two months ago have been identified as those of a man reported missing by his family last year.

The Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office said Saturday the remains, found June 25, belong to 33-year-old David Brett Becton, of Bossier City. The remains were sent to the FACES Lab at LSU Baton Rouge, which identified them as Becton.

Becton was last seen Feb. 26, 2016, at the downtown branch of Shreve Memorial Library.

The cause and manner of Becton’s death are undetermined at this time. No further details will be released pending further investigation.


This story has been corrected to show Becton last seen in 2016, not 2017.

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