Body Found in New Orleans Dumpster Identified as Missing Fort Worth Man

A man whose body was found last summer in a burning Dumpster in New Orleans has been identified as a missing Fort Worth man.But it wasn't the fire that killed Mike G. Randle, 60, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office determined that Randle died of blunt force injuries.Firefighters found Randle's badly burned body Aug. 1 just after 4 a.m. in the city's Broadmoor neighborhood. He had been initially reported missing the day before.Randle's wife said he had dropped her off at her mom's home and then returned to a house he was renovating. The house had been burglarized multiple times, she said.Fort Worth police tracked Randle's cell phone to New Orleans and contacted authorities there.The death has been ruled a homicide.The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that authorities first informed Randle's family of the discovery about a week ago."This isn't what he deserved," his son, Christopher, told the newspapaer. "I have no idea why someone would want to harm him."He added that his father, a construction contractor, had no connections to New Orleans other than to have traveled there once to help rebuild after Hurricane Katrina. When the family was unable to contact Randle, they went to the home he was renovating and found the back door unlocked.The only items missing, Christopher said, were Randle's SUV and some tools.  Continue reading...

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