Missing Woman with Dementia Found Dead in Swamp

Christopher Sadowski

Authorities say a 71-year-old woman with dementia who went missing three days ago was found dead in a swampy area Tuesday.

Posted: Dec 9, 2020 9:12 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities say a 71-year-old woman with dementia who went missing three days ago was found dead in a swampy area Tuesday. The St. Charles Sheriff’s Office says Anna Mae Chauvin was found near a drainage pumping station in Destrehan. Investigators say Chauvin was reported missing Saturday. She was last seen at a Metairie mall but authorities later realized Chauvin took a cab and was dropped off a few blocks from her home around 10:15 p.m. Witnesses saw her wandering the area on Sunday. A private helicopter took a detective on an aerial search Tuesday and Chauvin’s body was found around noon. An autopsy has yet to be performed.

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