Ascension Parish authorities investigating after body found floating in canal

Investigation launched after body found floating in canal in St. Amant

ST. AMANT, La. (WAFB) - Investigators are responding to a scene after a body was discovered floating in a canal in St. Amant Tuesday, Dec. 3.

Deputies with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office (APSO) responded to the scene in the Bayou Estates neighborhood on Bayou Road. The scene is by a canal on Highway 431. Officials say the body is that of a female. They are currently unsure of her age. Foul play is not suspected at this time.

The body of a female was found in St. Amant Tuesday, Dec. 3.
The body of a female was found in St. Amant Tuesday, Dec. 3. (Source: WAFB)
The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office responded to the scene after a woman's body was found.
The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office responded to the scene after a woman's body was found. (Source: WAFB)

Residents in the area tell WAFB deputies began showing up to the area just before 4:30 p.m.

Details are limited at this time, and WAFB is working to get more information.

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