Police say a body found in the Mississippi River has been identified as Kori Gauthier, a freshman at Louisiana State University who had been missing for a week.
The 18 year old was last seen on April 6th.
According to a report authorities say no foul play or criminal activity has been suspected in her death.
“Since Kori was first reported missing, the LSU Police Department, Baton Rouge Police Department and other law enforcement agencies and volunteers have taken exhaustive measures to locate her and, in the process, to determine what led to her disappearance,” LSU Chief of Police Bart Thompson said. “This is a difficult conclusion for all of us, but we hope this will bring closure for the Gauthier family.
“Based on cell phone tracking, video footage and a timeline of the events related to this case — combined with other evidence we shared with Kori’s parents that we are not at liberty to disclose publicly out of respect for their privacy — we have concluded that there was no criminal activity or foul play involved.”
“Our entire community is heartbroken by the loss of this amazing young woman,” Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome said. “I send my most heartfelt condolences to Kori’s family and loved ones. Please keep them in your prayers during this time.”