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Caddo coroner releases identity for body found in Shreveport

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The Caddo Parish Coroner has positively identified a body found Wednesday afternoon in a wooded area off a path near the 2200 block of Aline Avenue.

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Authorities say it is the remains of Natalie Rattler, 32.

Identification was made by fingerprints. An autopsy was performed this morning that point to a probable homicide.

A missing persons report was filed with the Shreveport Police Department on February 8, but SPD did not publicize the disappearance.

"It all depends on the circumstances behind it," SPD's Marcus Hines said of the decision process behind press releases. "Generally, when you see a press release or something done, it's mostly a young child or juvenile who we feel is in extreme danger at that point."

Officials with the Caddo Parish Coroner's Office are working to determine the actual cause of death and detectives believe foul play is involved.

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Anyone with information concerning the death of Natalie Rattler is urged to contact Shreveport-Caddo Parish Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373 or www.lockemup.org.

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