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May 8, 2010 7:23 PM

Partly nude body in woods near Golden Meadow

GOLDEN MEADOW, La. (AP) Lafourche Parish authorities say a woman's partly nude body has been found in woods near Golden Meadow, one day after a severely beaten and partly nude woman was found in a Thibodaux cane field.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Lesley Hill Peters says officials don't know if the killings are related. She says the dead woman apparently left a Galliano bar with four men, and the 43-year-old beating victim was last seen leaving a truck stop casino in Larose with one man.

Peters says the body of 33-year old Angela Laudun of Cut Off was found late Saturday morning.

She quotes Coroner's Office Investigator Mark Goldman as saying she had facial injuries and may have been strangled. The Jefferson Parish coroner's office will conduct the autopsy.

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