Skeletal remains found in southern Clarke County recently have not been identified.
The remains were found inside a burned 1988 Toyota Camry that was reported missing from Gretna, La. as of November 2003.
The car is thought to have been at the isolated location for close to a year.
Sheriff Todd Kemp says it looks to be a homicide.
"The car is still there because it is in a very remote area of the county and it is by a condemned bridge," said Clarke County Sheriff Todd Kemp. "So it is going to take us some time because of where it's at."
The Clarke County Sheriff's Department is working with Louisiana authorities on the case.
The skeletal remains have been sent to an anthropologist to determine the gender of the individual and will soon be sent to the state crime lab.