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Body found in Mississippi River in St. John the Baptist Parish

LSU officials confirm they're working with parish officials
Posted at 11:40 AM, Apr 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-13 23:13:45-04

LSU officials confirm tonight they are working with and remain in contact with authorities in St. John the Baptist Parish following the discovery of a body in the Mississippi River. The identity of the body has not yet been released.

The discovery comes amid the search for 19-year-old LSU freshman Kori Gauthier. Gauthier has been missing for nearly a week after her car was found running and abandoned on the Mississippi River bridge.

Sheriff's deputies found the body in the Mississippi River in Reserve on Tuesday morning.

KATC's Eman Boyd is in Reserve and will have the latest information in our evening newscasts:

A spokesperson for the sheriff's office said the body was found around 11 a.m. near Reserve.

No other details on the person's identity nor the manner of death are available at this time.

This is a developing story.

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