Skull found by hunter in Slidell woods identified as missing man, officials say

NEW ORLEANS -- A skull found by a hunter in the Amite area almost two weeks ago has been identified as a missing man.

Officials said the remains of 50-year-old Leonard Hickerson were found Nov. 20, when a rabbit hunter came across them.

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Hickerson was reported missing by family members on August 9.

Authorities said his death is still under investigation.

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