Human Remains Found Off Nicholson Drive

(WBRZ News 2) Deputies say a body found near Nicholson Drive near Ben Hur Road is believed to be that of a missing LSU student.

Michael Nickelotte, Jr. was reported missing September 18 by family members. His roommate told investigators he heard Nickelotte's bedroom door close, followed by the front door of their apartment, around 1 a.m. Nickelotte reportedly left without his cell phone, wallet, and car keys.

Additional investigating will be performed to positively determine the remains belong to Nickelotte.

Deputies say they have no reason to believe foul play was involved. Hunters called in reports of a body found along the road earlier Friday. Deputies said the student's family was notified of their investigation before releasing any information to the media.

Sources tell News 2 a body was found inside of a deer stand.

UPDATE: Friday night, the family confirmed Nickelotte's death on a Facebook page set up after his disappearance.

Photo: WBRZ

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