“Since Corey was first reported missing, the LSU Police Department, the Baton Rouge Police Department and other law enforcement agencies and volunteers have taken comprehensive steps to locate her and in the process determine what led to her disappearance.” LSU Police Chief Bart Thompson said. “It’s a difficult conclusion for all of us, but we hope it will lead to the closure of the Gauthier family.”
“Based on cell phone tracking, videos and a timeline of events related to this case – combined with other evidence we shared with Corey’s parents that we are not free to disclose publicly out of respect for their privacy ̵
“Once officers reached the scene, they found Gauthier’s personal belongings inside – including her phone – and drove her car to a bunker,” the WAFB said.
Gauthier’s search has narrowed to part of the Mississippi River after a K-9 carcass alerted the same area twice earlier on Saturday, the school said at the time. Her body was found in the river on Tuesday and later identified.
“Gauthier’s family would like to express their sincere thanks to all law enforcement officers and volunteers who helped with the investigation and search. And they also thank everyone for their support during this time and please respect their privacy for days and weeks. forward, “according to the latest police statement.
“Our LSU community was devastated when it learned of the loss of Corey Gauthier,” LSU interim president Tom Galligan said in a statement. “Our thoughts are with her parents, family and everyone who knew her during this very difficult time. We express our deepest condolences to her family and friends.”