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Search efforts are continuing in a targeted area of the Mississippi River for missing LSU student Kori Gauthier.

Posted: Apr 8, 2021 9:28 AM
Updated: Apr 14, 2021 10:27 AM

UPDATE 4/12/2021 11:39AM- According to a statement written on Facebook by LSU, search efforts are continuing in a targeted area of the Mississippi River for missing LSU student Kori Gauthier. On Saturday April 10, a K9 cadaver dog with Mercy Search & Rescue alerted twice in the same area on the river, which is 85-90 feet deep with conditions that were unsafe to deploy divers. On Sunday, April 11, Mounted Patrol searched the levee in both directions from Farr Park, while EBRSO, LDWF, LSUPD and BRPD continued boat searches, including with the latest available sonar technology.
At this time, based on evidence collected during the investigation thus far, law enforcement officials suspect that no criminal activity or foul play took place. Officials continue to keep in close contact with Kori’s parents to keep them updated on any developments.
LSU PD has opened a command center, and anyone with information is asked to call 225-578-0807.

Help is needed in locating Kori Gauthier. According to a Facebook Post, Gauthier was involved in an accident on the Mississippi River Bridge around 1AM on April 7, 2021. "I’ve checked every hospital, jail, coroners office you name it. No sign of her. I’ll personally pay $10K to anyone that leads her home. I need my niece!!!!," says Spencer Gauthier in the post. Kori Gauthier is a Freshman at LSU and a native of Opelousas. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Gauthier is asked to call 832-221-2864.

Everyone I need your help! Please share this picture of my niece Kori Gauthier. She has not been seen since April 6th....

Posted by Spencer Gauthier on Thursday, April 8, 2021
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