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Body of missing Destrehan woman with dementia found in swamp after three-day search

Posted at 8:47 PM, Dec 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-08 23:12:46-05

A missing Destrehan woman was found Tuesday after a three-day search ended with the discovery of her body in a swampy area of St. Charles Parish. Police say she wandered in the cold and rain until she died, likely from exposure.

According to The Advocate,71-year-old Anna Mae Chauvin, whom investigators say had dementia, was last seen on Saturday, when she was dropped off in her neighborhood by a taxi.

Investigators determined Chauvin was dropped off at about 10:15 Saturday night at a Shell station just a few blocks from her home. A witness saw Chauvin walking on a road at 2 a.m. Sunday, and a person matching her description was recorded on surveillance video later that day.

Search and rescue volunteers along with law enforcement investigators and a private helicopter service searched for Chauvin. Her body was discovered shortly before noon on Tuesday.

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