TPSO continue investigation in body found outside of a burnt structure

Published 12:04 pm Friday, January 28, 2022

UPDATE- TPSO Detectives continue the homicide investigation of 24-year-old James “Junior” Muse. Muse was found outside of the unoccupied structure fire and has been determined to have succumbed to injuries not related to the fire.
Through the course of the investigation, Detectives have determined two suspect vehicles which may have been involved in the Muse homicide. The owners of the vehicles had reported them to be stolen days prior to the homicide.
The 2010 GMC Acadia pictured below is only for color, make, and model reference. The missing vehicle has three center caps on the tires, missing both side mirrors, and a broken rear window.
The 2018 Dodge Ram 3500 Dual Wheel Truck is the actual vehicle missing. The Ram is equipped with an external silver gas tank in the rear of the truck, aftermarket Fuel wheels, black running board with steps, and tow mirrors on both sides.
Chief Jimmy Travis asks if you have any information on the whereabouts of these two vehicles or information on the homicide/thefts to please call Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa’s anonymous tip line 1-800-554-5245 or visit www.tangicrimestoppers.com and click on the P3 Tips.
All Suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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On January 24, 2022, Fire District 1 of Amite, La responded to a structure fire on Richardson Road. The body of a male was found after arrival outside of the unoccupied structure.
TPSO was notified and responded to the scene. Detectives were able to identify the victim as 24-year-old James Muse of Roseland, La. This is currently being worked as a homicide investigation.
Chief Jimmy Travis asks if you have any information on this incident to please call Crime Stoppers of Tangipahoa’s anonymous tip line 1-800-554-5245 or visit www.tangicrimestoppers.com and click on the P3 Tips.