Body found in Reserve identified; SJSO requests help locating family or friends

Published 12:49 pm Friday, January 15, 2021

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RESERVE — A body found Thursday, Jan. 14 in Reserve has been officially identified as Matt Lucero, according to the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Lucero’s most recent residences have been Miami, Florida and Denver, Colorado. Detectives, however, have been unable to locate any next of kin relatives. Lucero’s remains were found at about 5:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14 near a ditch in the 3500 block of West Airline Highway in Reserve. No identification was found on Lucero.
The coroner is working to determine the cause of death. No foul play is suspected at this time.
Anyone who may know family or friends of Lucero is asked to call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS or Lt. Basil Trepagnier of the Criminal Investigations Division at 985-359-8772.