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Candlelight Prayer Vigil for Missing Teen

Many in Opelousas including Kori Gauthier's family gathered for a candlelight prayer vigil tonight.

Posted: Apr 12, 2021 10:30 PM

Many gathered at the Opelousas Police Department for a candlelight prayer vigil for missing LSU teen Kori Gauthier.

Milburn says "you can't even really explain it's like you've lost a family member and so until she's found we're all in that same mindset we're trying to remain hopeful and at the same time just being there for our sister"

Florence Milburn, President of the Lambda Beta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. tells me they gathered to show support for Kori's mother...their sorority sister and her family...during this time of need.

"We're living and standing on those shoulders that made feel this run in solidarity together, and we're here for misti and her family and especially for kori because we've all come to know and love kori very much."

Kori was last seen late Tuesday-April 6th. Authorities tell her car was found early wednesday morning after another driver crashed into it. Her phone and wallet were later found still inside. Opelousas Police Chief Martin Mclendon shared these words of wisdom at the vigil.

Chief McLendon says "he'll never fail you will never leave you and will never for sake you god is with y'all"

Authorities say anyone with information related to Gauthier's whereabouts should contact local law enforcement at (225) 578-3231.

On Saturday, According to a statement from LSU, a k9 cadaver dog alerted twice in the same area on the river. The river is currently 85 to 90 feet deep and conditions were unsafe to deploy divers. LSU Police department has opened a command center, and anyone with information is asked to call 225-578-0807.

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