News Release

Lafayette Police Department CALEA Emblem

Jim Craft, Chief of Police
900 East University Ave.
P.O. Box 4308
Lafayette, LA 70502
Contact: Cpl. Paul L. Mouton
Public Information Officer
Office: (337) 291-8617
Fax: (337) 291-8665​


Date/Time: 4/13/2014 12:00 PM
Police Investigate The Death of a 21 Year Old Female
Lafayette, LA – On April 13, 2014, at approximately 12:10 am, Lafayette Police responded to the 400 block of Girard Park Drive regarding a missing person’s report.  The complainant advised officers that their 21 year old female friend was scheduled to meet them on Stewart Street in Lafayette, but never arrived.  The complainant last contacted the victim at approximately 8:30 pm. Three hours later the friends contacted the victim’s phone and a male answered.  The male subject advised he found the phone in Girard Park.  The friends went to Girard Park and recovered the phone from two male subjects and also located the victim’s vehicle.  When police arrived a search of the park was conducted and the body of the victim was located near the pond in a drainage ditch. 
The cause of death has not been determined.  The identity of the victim is being withheld at this time.  Detectives are asking for the two men who found the victim’s phone to contact Lafayette Police.  Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.


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