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Kenner couple's empty car was found burning before bodies found in lake

Northshore investigators are asking for the public's help piecing together the killing of a Kenner couple whose bodies were found floating in Lake Pontchartrain last Friday.
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SLIDELL, La. — Northshore investigators are asking for the public's help piecing together the killing of a Kenner couple whose bodies were found floating in Lake Pontchartrain last Friday.

Authorities found the bodies of 58-year old Herbert Glass and 42-year old Lynette Williams in Lake Pontchartrain. Both Glass and Williams were shot and killed before their bodies were dumped in the lake, according to police.

Glass and Williams lived at 700 Farrar Avenue in Kenner.

Sheriff Jack Strain said there are more questions than answers in the case with investigators uncertain of where the killings happened or what the motive was for the action.

"This is going to be a tough one, for several reasons," he said. "One, the bodies were in the water for some period of time, and that has an impact on the investigation. Two, we're investigating a regional crime here."

Investigators believe the bodies were in Lake Pontchartrain for 12-to-24 hours.

Wednesday, the St. Tammany Sheriff's Department released pictures of the victims.

"There's no doubt that this killer or killers knew some things to lengthen the investigation," Sheriff Strain said. "To make it more difficult."

Strain also revealed that his detectives found the couple's car, a Gold 2005 Toyota Camry, on fire at the Military Road Exit off I-59 in the Slidell area early Wednesday morning. The car was left in an unlit, remote area just off the exit.

"Was it an abduction in Kenner?' Sheriff Strain asked hypothetically. 'Was it a homicide in Orleans and bodies in St. Tammany? Was in an abduction in Kenner, a murder at the 59 intersection and bodies brought back in a different vehicle and dumped in the Lake? Those are the difficult questions to ask right now.'

Investigators are now looking for tips to piece together where Glass and Williams were Wednesday, July 6 and Thursday, July 7, in the days before their deaths.

'We're trying to narrow the gap between Wednesday and Friday,' Sheriff Strain added, 'when they were found in Lake Pontchartrain.'

Crimestoppers is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case. Anonymous tips can be made by calling Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.