UPDATE: Bossier PD identify body found in local bayou

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 9:51am

UPDATE (3:30 p.m.): The woman whose body was recovered from the bayou behind the Arc of Acadiana Northwest center this morning is identified as 53-year-old Pamela Owens. The results of an autopsy conducted today indicated she died from drowning. Foul play is not suspected in her death.

Bossier City police are investigating the death of a resident of a center that assists individuals with intellectual and development disabilities whose body was found this morning in a nearby bayou.

Bossier City police and fire personnel were called to the Arc of Acadiana Northwest center in the 5400 block of Shed Road after staff located the body of a 53-year-old female resident in a bayou about 100 yards behind the center.

Staff members tell police they noticed the woman missing from her residence at the center at about 4:45 a.m., and began searching the grounds for her. They located the woman’s body in the bayou about an hour later at which time police and fire personnel were notified.
The woman’s name is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin. 

The investigation by Bossier City police and the Bossier Parish coroner remains ongoing.


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