Texas Woman's Body Found in Louisiana's Whiskey Bay

Louisianan authorities are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in Whiskey Bay.

Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi said the body was discovered Saturday by a fisherman who notified officials.

Stassi identified victim as Elizabeth Ferrell of Humble, Texas. Officials said the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab and AFIS assisted in making the positive identification.

Stassi said Ferrell's death is being investigated as a homicide.

Officials aren't sure how long the body had been in Whiskey Bay, but Stassi added that based on its condition, it probably had not been longer than 72 hours.

Officials said they hope an autopsy being conducted Monday will shed more light on how Ferrell died.

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