Ascension Parish authorities identify body found floating in canal

Woman found dead in canal in St. Amant identified

ST. AMANT, La. (WAFB) - Investigators have released the identity of a Gonzales woman discovered floating in a canal in St. Amant on Dec. 3.

Allison Hudson, a spokesperson for the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, identified the woman as Lisha Babin, 52, of Gonzales.

Deputies responded to the canal on Highway 431 just before 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 3 and discovered Babin’s body.

Hudson said the cause of death is still unknown but there no signs of injury or trauma. Toxicology results are pending.

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)

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