St. Amant, LA: Hunters find human skull in woods, Identified as Robert Alexis

Mother: Finding sons skeletal remains is not closure

It has been four years since a mom in Ascension Parish has seen her first born. Monday, the skull found in St. Amant on Highway 429 was identified as her missing son, Robert Alexis, 47.

Alexis’ mother says it will be two more months before her son’s remains are released. She says what hurts most; her family passed by his body every day and never knew it.

“I just thought one day he would come home…if he could get home,” said a tearful Christine Alexis. “But he ain’t coming home. He’s never coming home.”

Alexis is a mother who’s been through every emotion imaginable: sadness, fear and now grief.

Her son Robert was the oldest of seven children.

Sunday, hunters discovered a human skull in these woods on Highway 429. Alexis had a feeling it was her son. The feeling got stronger when detectives asked if she remembered what Robert had on when he was reported missing.


ST. AMANT – Sheriff’s deputies confirmed today they’re investigating a skull found in Ascension Parish this weekend.

Major Kevin Hanna said two men found the skull, which appeared to be human, while they were hunting near Hwy. 429 and 22 east of St. Amant.

Hanna said deputies are searching the area for clues. He also said detectives are working with a Baton Rouge anthropologist to find out as much as they can from the skull, such as race, gender and approximate age.

Anyone with information about this case should call the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office at (225) 621-INFO (4636).


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