Body of Labadieville man found off Grand Isle Beach

Michael Blanchard (Source: Assumption Sheriff's Office)
Michael Blanchard (Source: Assumption Sheriff's Office)

GRAND ISLE, LA (WAFB) - The body of a Labadieville man was found Monday evening just off Grand Isle Beach.

Friends and family became concerned when Michael Blanchard, 51, failed to show up for work Monday morning.

Authorities were able to trace Blanchard's cell phone to the Grand Isle area.  Blanchard's vehicle was found parked at a public beach access point.

Blanchard's body was found on some rock jetties near the beach in the Gulf of Mexico.

An autopsy has been scheduled to find the cause of death.

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