Lindsay Nichols, 31 Woman found dead in trunk in eastern New Orleans died of gunshot wound, coroner says By Heather Nolan, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on June 23, 2015 at 4:44 PM, updated June 23, 2015 at 4:49 PM A woman whose body was found in the trunk of a burned-out car in eastern New Orleans Sunday (June 21) died of a gunshot wound, Orleans Parish Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Rouse said. He identified the woman as Lindsay Nichols, 31.[HR][/HR]Mother of woman found murdered in burned-out car in New Orleans East seeks answers Matt Sledge| email@example.com June 25, 2015 [...] On Sunday, Nichols became yet another victim of shocking violence in the city. NOPD officers responded to a report of a vehicle fire at Lake Forest and Michoud boulevards about 7 a.m. It is a lonely stretch of Michoud, a street where cars are sometimes set alight. But after the New Orleans Fire Department extinguished the fire, Nichols’ body was found inside the trunk. Nichols did not die by fire, however. Someone shot her, according to New Orleans Coroner Jeffrey Rouse. [...] Homicide Detective Robert Barrere is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at (504) 658-5300. [HR][/HR]Family wants answers in young woman's murder Jaclyn Kelley / Eyewitness News 6:52 p.m. CDT June 25, 2015 [...] Nichols, a Des Allmandes native, was a loving mother to her 9-year-old son Peter. "If she, like, knew somebody was feeling sad or something, she would always be there to support them," her son said. Nichols had recently returned home from Texas, where she traveled to work as a timekeeper for a construction company. Her mother said she had just moved into a new place and went out to a New Orleans East bar with friends Saturday night to celebrate. "Around 1 a.m. a couple of them said they needed to go home because it was Father's Day the next day and they had things to do," Dufrene said. Her family says that was the last time anyone saw her alive.