Yoshiko Smith and Nikolus Little Death, Obituary – The bodies of a little child and his mother were found on Tuesday evening in a forested section of the Pecan Farms community in southwest Caddo Parish, west of Keithville. The community is located in Caddo Parish, Louisiana. A tornado had struck earlier in the day and completely leveled their residence. The two people who had gone missing were hunted for by deputy sheriffs, fire departments with K-9 units, volunteer searchers, and other individuals. On Pecan Road, in addition to the destruction of several residences, a woman was injured.
On Wednesday morning, the victims were identified as Yoshiko A. Smith, who was thirty years old, and Nikolus Little, who was eight years old.
This information was provided by the Caddo Coroner’s Office. Little’s body was found in a wooded location at 10:55 p.m. on Tuesday, while his mother’s body was found buried behind storm debris at 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Both bodies were discovered on the same day. The area around Lareta Street in the Pecan Farms section of Keithville is where the damage was reported to have occurred, as stated by the deputies. A storm cell that had entered into Louisiana from east Texas and was traveling northeast impacted that location with what radar indicated to be a tornado. The storm cell had moved into Louisiana from east Texas.
Sheriff Steve Prator told the man whose wife and child were inside the house that “he had to show us where the house used to be.” The guy’s wife and child were safe outside the house. Inside the house were the man’s wife and their little child. Estimates provided by Prator indicate that at least 20 residential properties incurred serious damage. On the other hand, he acknowledged that the accuracy of that estimate might change based on the scope of their investigation into the location. Prator mentioned that there are vacant lots where houses used to be, and that they are looking for the house that once existed on those sites.
Cadaver dogs and a drone that is equipped with a heat-detecting device will be used in the search, in addition to the deputy sheriffs who are currently going home to house in an effort to discover any residents. This technology will be utilized to search for any human beings that may be buried alive beneath the shattered remains of the building. According to Prator, search personnel are having a tough time moving over the area due to the presence of toppled trees and electrical cables.