BREAKING: Body Found In River Amid Search For Missing LSU Student, Kori Gauthier

An unidentified body was located Tuesday in the Mississippi River, amid the search for missing LSU student, Kori Gauthier.

The Advocate reports that a boater spotted the body at around 11 a.m. Tuesday morning. According to Sheriff Mike Tregre, the body was found close to Milepost 137, in St. John the Baptist Parish.

LSU officials are scheduled to meet with St. John the Baptist Parish authorities. LSU spokesman Ernie Ballard III reportedly said that an update will be provided at some point today.

Meanwhile, the United Cajun Navy called off search efforts for Gauthier Tuesday afternoon, citing inclement weather, BrProud News reports.

“United Cajun Navy has called off the volunteer search for missing student Kori Gaithier 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…Please respect the privacy of the family in comments. Please keep the family in your prayers.”

 

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