Body recovered from Mississippi River believed to be missing LSU student

2 months ago

St. John the Baptist Parish news, Louisiana news.

The search for a missing LSU student has been called off Tuesday after the recovery of a human body from the Mississippi River.

After days of an intensive search that included horseback, aerial and K-9 units, a boater called 911 at around 11 a.m. Tuesday to report spotting a body near Milepost 137, in St. John the Baptist Parish.

“United Cajun Navy has called off the volunteer search for missing student Kori Gauthier due to severe weather moving into the area. We will update shortly on the confirmation that an unidentified body was found near Reserve, La. in St. John Parish.”

To see also:
  • Dogs lead police twice to same area of massive Mississippi river amid desperate search for LSU student
  • The 18-year-old had mysteriously vanished on April 7 at around 1 a.m. Her car was abandoned on the I-10 Mississippi River bridge in Baton Rouge and it appeared it was involved in a crash.

    Inside the wrecked car were her phone and wallet: “Her car is found in park, still running, with the airbags deployed.”

    Her uncle has offered a $10,000 reward to find her citing that he learned Gauthier had recently got into a fight with her boyfriend.