Louisiana Woman’s Body Pulled from Mississippi Waterway
WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) — Authorities on Saturday confirmed a body pulled from a Mississippi waterway just off Interstate 10 is that of a Louisiana woman reported missing earlier this week.
Hancock County Coroner Derek Turnage said evidence recovered at the scene points to the body recovered as that of 34-year-old Courtney Johnson, of Madisonville, Louisiana.
Johnson’s car, with her body inside, was found Friday submerged in water in Hancock County.
News outlets report the Mississippi Highway Patrol is handling the investigation into the fatal crash.
Foul play is not suspected.
Turnage said an autopsy will be conducted Monday to confirm the cause of death.