Woman’s Body Found in Lake Pontchartrain on Memorial Day
The body of a woman was found in Lake Ponchartrain on Monday, May 31, two days after Causeway Police say a woman jumped off the bridge near the Metairie side on Saturday.
Police have been trying to identify the woman since she was reported to have gone into the water on Saturday before 5:00 am.
The body has not been identified though, nor has it been matched to the woman jumped into the water.
Police received a call around 4:34 am on Saturday about a woman walking northbound near the 0.8-mile marker on the northbound side of the Causeway (about a mile from the Metairie shore).
An officer was able to locate the woman, but before he could get her off the bridge, she began running south back towards Metairie. When the officer tried to intercept her, according to police, "without warming, she ran to the guardrail and jumped into the lake."
Several local law enforcement agencies along with the Coast Guard all searched for her, but the search was suspended Sunday night.
The missing person is described as a white woman, approximately 18-21 years old, about 5'6" and weighing between 95 and 115 pounds.
She was last seen wearing a plaid flannel shirt and khaki shorts, and was barefoot when she jumped.