Names of suspects in Catahoula Parish remains case released - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Names of suspects in Catahoula Parish remains case released

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Daniel White Daniel White
Leah Marie Pontiff Leah Marie Pontiff

CATAHOULA PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) -- New information regarding the human remains found buried in Catahoula Parish last week has been released. 

The two people charged in connection with the discovery of the remains have been identified. 

Daniel White was already in custody in Ouachita Parish on unrelated charges when he was identified as a person of interest in the case. Over the weekend, he was transferred to the Catahoula Parish jail and booked on a second degree kidnapping charge.

Leah Marie Pontiff was arrested Friday in Catahoula Parish on obstruction charges.

Catahoula Sheriff investigators are still waiting on a positive identification of the remains.


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