Bossier Parish coroner’s office identifies human remains as missing man

Garrett Wilson was reported missing in late January; his business partner John Hardy faces a murder charge
MISSING: Garrett Gene Wilson, 48, of Bluebonnet Drive in Bossier City, stands 6′ tall and...
MISSING: Garrett Gene Wilson, 48, of Bluebonnet Drive in Bossier City, stands 6′ tall and weighs about 230 pounds.(Source: Bossier City Police Department)
Updated: Feb. 28, 2020 at 10:53 AM CST
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BOSSIER PARISH, La. (KSLA) - The Bossier Parish Coroner’s Office has identified the human remains that were found a week ago in north Bossier Parish.

The remains were positively identified as Garrett Wilson, 48, of Bossier City, according to a release from the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office. Bossier Parish Coroner John Chandler matched the DNA of the remains that were found in the rural area of Rocky Mount Road to Wilson’s.

Investigators are not yet saying how they believe Wilson died.

Wilson was reported missing in late January from his home in Bossier City. His business partner, John Hardy, was reported missing shortly after Wilson’s disappearance. The two worked together at an HVAC business in Bossier City. Hardy was previously a police officer for the Bossier City Police Department.

Hardy was later listed in the National Crime Information Center as missing.

At noon on Feb. 22, Hardy was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshal’s Violent Offender Task Force, near a business on Kings Highway in Shreveport. He was later booked into the Bossier Maximum Security Facility and was charged with second-degree murder and obstruction of justice charges, according to BPSO.

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Posted by Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office on Saturday, February 22, 2020

BPSO adds that additional arrests are possible regarding Hardy’s arrest.

According to Lt. Bill Davis, with the positive identification of Wilson’s remains, this now connects Hardy to Wilson’s death.

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