WBRSO confirms identity of body found in Port Allen

A missing person’s car has been found in Port Allen along with human remains, sources tell WAFB.
Published: Feb. 12, 2023 at 9:39 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 15, 2023 at 8:16 PM CST
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PORT ALLEN, La. (WAFB) - The human remains of a missing woman from Lafayette Parish have been identified according to the West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office.

According to officials, the body has been identified as 55-year-old Sheila Baker. She was reportedly last seen by her family on Christmas Day of 2022.

Deputies found the car and body at Super Lucky Louie’s off Highway 190 on Sunday, Feb. 12.

Sheila Baker
Sheila Baker(Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office)

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office published a missing person’s notice last month saying Baker was last seen leaving the parish, heading to visit family in Lake Charles but never arrived.

The cause of death is pending toxicology and there is no foul play suspected at this time, officials added.

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