News Release

Lafayette Police Department CALEA Emblem

Toby Aguillard, Chief of Police
900 East University Ave.
P.O. Box 4308
Lafayette, LA 70502
Contact: P.O. Karl Ratcliff
Public Information Officer
Office: (337) 291-8617
Fax: (337) 291-8665​


Date/Time: 2/7/2017 4:00 PM
Found Body-Accidental Death

Lafayette, LA— On February 7, 2017 at approximately 11:30am, Lafayette police responded to the 2800 block of Ambassador Caffery Pkwy in reference to a body found in a coulee. It appeared that the 29 year old white male drowned in the coulee after ingesting toxic chemicals on the bank. There are no signs of foul play in the death or any indication that anyone else was involved. It is being handled as an accidental death at this time.


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