Authorities suspect Randolph Skinner Sr., whose body was found on Skinner Road in the Albany area early Friday, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The Tangipahoa Parish Coroner’s Office identified the body as that of 55-year-old Skinner, a suspect wanted in the disappearance of Deranisha Williams of Hammond.
Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard said Friday that Tangipahoa Parish deputies notified his office about getting a call from a distressed man.
“During this call, the male confesses to a crime,” Ard said. “He claims to have murdered an acquaintance. He then details a possible crime scene at his home.”
Deputies from both parishes went to the scene and found other human remains.
Investigators are working to confirm the identity, Sheriff Ard said.
“Until we are certain, we will not be releasing a name. Our investigation is ongoing,” he said Friday at 5:30 p.m.
Williams, 21, has been missing since Sept. 5 when she left a family gathering, reportedly with an estranged boyfriend, to go to a convenience store.
Skinner Road is off North Cafe Road in Livingston Parish north of the former site of Hammond State School.