PORT ALLEN, La. (KPEL News) - The West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is investigating a dead body found at a truck stop in Port Allen - but that body may have ties to a missing person's case from Lafayette.

On Sunday, February 12, law enforcement discovered a vehicle with a dead body inside at Super Lucky Louie’s truck stop in Port Allen.

That vehicle has been tied to a Lafayette missing person case, according to West Baton Rouge Parish, and the sheriff's office there is coordinating with Lafayette Parish Sheriff's officials.

West Baton Rouge Sheriff's officials explained that "Upon arrival, deputies determined the vehicle in question was linked to a missing persons investigation being conducted by the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office.”

According to WBRZ, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office has said the car found at the scene is the same vehicle Shelia Baker of Lafayette was last seen with.

Credit: Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office
Credit: Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office

In late January, LPSO alerted the community to the Christmas Day disappearance of Baker.

Baker's family last saw her on Christmas Day, but officials say her vehicle was seen near Alexandria on Louisiana Highway 28. According to LPSO, the last location they were able to track her cell phone was near Bunkie. Officials caught a photo of her car on I-49 in Rapides Parish at some point in the day.

Further details, including the missing person case in question and the cause of death, are unavailable while law enforcement continues its investigation.

Law enforcement officials are requesting that if you have any information that could help, to please call detectives at 225-343-9234.

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