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Bossier City man believed drowned in Bayou Courtableu

St. Landry Parish Sheriff
Posted at 10:39 AM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 11:51:28-04

St. Landry Parish Sheriff's deputies have identified the man whose body was found yesterday in Bayou Courtableu.

Clifford Broussard, 67, of Bossier City was found hear his camp, said Sheriff Bobby Guidroz.

According to reports, Broussard was at his camp off of Hwy 103 in Washington to repair damages from a recent burglary. His family had last heard from him via text on August 29, 2020, at approximately 7 p.m. A family member went to his camp on Sunday after Broussard quit answering his phone. He was reported missing, and the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue team was called to search for Broussard.

Search efforts continued Sunday, Monday and again Tuesday morning. A power line worker and a female caller observed a body in the Courtableau Bayou near Bada's Bar on Tuesday at approximately 2:21 pm. The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue team arrived at the boat launch and recovered the body of Mr. Broussard. Sheriff Guidroz then notified the family.

No foul play is suspected and the investigation continues. An autopsy is being conducted.