HOUMA, LA – The Houma Police Department announced last Thursday that the remains of Shannon Harris were located after an investigation into a 22-year-old cold case.
Chief Dana Coleman announced Monday that officers arrested 47-year-old Stanley Briggs and charged him with second-degree murder in the disappearance of Harris.
The search started on Monday, September 28th in the area of Hollywood Road in Houma. Police said the remains were found on the property Thursday, but a process is underway to determine if the remains are of Harris.
According to Chief Coleman, the officers responded on Sept. 19, 2020, to a medical emergency on Stovall Street and aided Briggs for an apparent drug reaction.
During conversation with officers, Briggs disclosed information related to the disappearance of Harris, Houma police said.
A warrant was then obtained for second-degree murder, and Briggs was booked at the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex.
Police say that they believe Harris and Briggs were friends at one point in time before the disappearance.
Police said Briggs was always a person of interest in Harris’ disappearance but was never questioned 22 years ago.
Chief Coleman went on to thank several agencies for assisting in the search which included Louisiana State Police and the Patterson Police Department.