Body found on Bayou Pierre



La. Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries agents

on a regular patrol of a stretch of Bayou Pierre

about 1 mile south of the bridge on Hwy 174

near Jordan Ferry at the Natchitoches/Red

River Parish line discovered a badly decomposing

body floating in the water. Natchitoches

Parish Sheriffs Office received the call at 1:11

p.m. Wednesday, May 16. Red River Parish

Sheriff ’s Office, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff ’s

Office and coroners from both parishes


NPSO Detectives and the Coroner’s Office

received preliminary autopsy findings

Thursday on the body.

After an autopsy was performed by Forensic

Pathologists at University Health -Shreveport,

it was determined the body is possibly a white

female, approximately 5 feet, 4 inches tall, with

what appears to be butterflies tattooed on both

lower legs, flowers on the front of left thigh

with a star beneath it and a tattoo on the

underside of the right forearm with an

unknown word.

The victim was wearing a T-shirt with a tricolored

pineapple on front and is possibly

between the ages of 30-40 and deceased approximately

2-3 weeks.

Anyone with a missing person matching

these descriptions should contact the NPSOCID

Division at 318-357-7830, Detective

Jonathan Byles or the main SO at 318-352-6432.

The investigation is active and ongoing by

the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff ’s Office and

Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office with

assistance from the Red River Parish Sheriff ’s

and Coroner’s Offices.