Update from the Bossier Sheriff’s Office:
March 19, 2016
The Bossier Sheriff’s Office continues its investigation of the body that was discovered in an oxbow just north of the Red River South Marina Friday afternoon.
The body is that of a black female, approximately five feet tall and weighing about 120 pounds. She is believed to have been between 40-60 years of age. There were no visible scars or tattoos, and she had very short hair.
The Bossier Parish Coroner’s Office reports that she most likely had been in the water for about 2-3 weeks. Bossier Parish Sheriff’s crime scene investigators are working with the coroner’s office to identify the woman using DNA and dental records.
Bossier Sheriff’s detectives are also coordinating with other agencies upstream on the Red River to help with the identification of the body and checking missing person cases in those areas.
Anyone who may have information about this case is asked to call the Bossier Sheriff’s Office at (318) 965-2203.
Original Press Release from the Bossier Sheriff’s Office on March 18, 2016:
BODY FOUND IN WATER NEAR RED RIVER SOUTH MARINA
Bossier Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating a body of a female that was found by fishermen in an oxbow just north of the Red River South Marina around 2:40 p.m. Friday afternoon. Bossier Parish Coroner is also on scene, as well as Bossier Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigators. At this time, the cause of death is undetermined.