Investigation into missing woman in Lake Pontchartrain continues

Posted at 11:58 AM, Aug 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-07 15:36:02-04

The search for a woman who went missing on Lake Pontchartrain on Sunday evening is continuing today.

According to the New Orleans Police Department, the search for 32-year-old Sadie Thibodeaux is still ongoing. During a press conference on Tuesday police said that the disappearance was being treated as a homicide investigation. Police have now clarified that the investigation is not considered a homicide and that this is standard procedure for any kind of missing person investigation. There is currently no evidence to suggest that the disappearance is connected to any foul play.

The NOPD says they are currently processing the boat and vehicles involved along with searching all cell phone records and activity.

The 34-foot long sailboat was found in Lake Pontchartrain on Sunday night. One of the occupants of the vessel, 43-year-old Michael Farley, was rescued on Monday morning in good condition. The search of the lake continued into Tuesday with the U.S. Coast Guard and Wildlife and Fisheries assisting the NOPD.

Farley has been questioned by NOPD but there is no indication that foul play is involved. Farley and Thibodeaux had been dating, according to police.

The search for Thibodeaux is still ongoing. Watch the press conference on WGNO, here.

Coast Guard rescues one, searches for another in Lake Pontchartrain