Police investigate suspicious death at park

Girard Park (Source: KLFY)
Girard Park (Source: KLFY)

LAFAYETTE, LA (WAFB) - Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a park early Sunday morning.

The Lafayette Police Department reported the body of Alexandria Shelton, 21, of Lafayette, was found in Girard Park shortly after midnight. The cause of death has not been determined.

Cpl. Paul Mouton with LPD said friends of the victim told investigators they last spoke to Shelton around 8:30 p.m. Saturday and she was supposed to meet them but never arrived.

According to reports, the friends called Shelton's phone around 11:30 p.m. and a man answered, claiming to have found the phone in the park. Investigators said the friends then went to the park to get the phone. They added the friends got the phone from two men and found the victim's car.

Mouton said that's when police were called and Shelton's body was later found in a drainage ditch near the pond. He added the two men who found the phone were questioned by police and told detectives exactly where they discovered the phone.

The investigation is ongoing.

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