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Arnaudville Police Awaiting Autopsy Results of Body Pulled from Bayou Teche Tuesday

Christopher Sadowski

It could be 10 to 12 weeks before a toxicology report is finalized and police in Arnaudville know the cause of death of a man whose body was pulled from Bayou Teche Tuesday morning.

Posted: Jun 2, 2021 11:05 AM
Updated: Jun 3, 2021 11:13 AM

UPDATE : (KADN) - It could be 10 to 12 weeks before a toxicology report is finalized and police in Arnaudville know the cause of death of a man whose body was pulled from Bayou Teche Tuesday morning.

Police Chief Eddy Lecompte tells News15 an autopsy conducted Wednesday on the body of 59-year-old Dennis Hillman found no obvious signs of foul play, but Lecompte is unwilling to speculate at this time on whether Hillman's death might have been an accidental drowning.

The investigation continues. News15 is awaiting a call back from St. Martin Parish Coroner Dr. Warren Degatur.


(KADN) - Arnaudville Police are awaiting autopsy results from the St. Martin Parish Coroner's Office on the death of 59-year-old Dennis Hillman, an Arnaudville resident whose body was pulled from the Bayou Teche Tuesday morning.

Police Chief Eddy LeCompte tells News15 they expect the autopsy to be completed Wednesday. An officer from Arnaudville Police was en route to the coroner's office to attend the autopsy Wednesday morning.

Hillman's body was spotted in the bayou Monday afternoon. LeCompte said "everybody's gossiping" and "there's lots of speculation" about the cause of Hillman's death, including foul play, but investigators won't know for sure until the autopsy in completed. LeCompte added that he knew Hillman casually, and said the man lived in a mobile home in Arnaudville and worked odd jobs but wasn't a Louisiana native.

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