St. Martin

Nov 17, 2011 7:24 PM by Melissa Hawkes

Elderly Woman Found Dead in Lake Martin

An 83-year-old Breaux Bridge woman is found dead in Lake Martin. Jessie Essex's body was discovered around one Wednesday morning by St. Martin Sheriff Deputies.

Messex's cause of death is not being released. Deputies are waiting on autopsy results. She was staying with her daughter about ten miles away from where her body was found.

Resident Brian Champagne said, "it does worry us in a way because there's a lot of families here fishing and what not."

Messex's body is the second one found in Lake Martin in the past five months. Her friends said she suffered from a few strokes this past year and could barely walk and never drove at night.

Her family is hoping to get answers soon.



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