Body found in bayou identified
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's investigators in East Baton Rouge Parish identified a body found this weekend as a 21-year-old Livingston Parish woman.
Spokesperson Casey Hicks said Lindsay Ellixson's body was found in a canal at 8500 S. Tiger Bend Saturday afternoon.
According to the coroner's office, Ellixson died after suffering blunt force trauma to her head, chest, and neck, and was identified through her fingerprints.
The sheriff's office said Monday they were investigating the death as a murder.
Deputies said their investigation into Ellixson's death is ongoing. Anyone with information about her death should call the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office at (225) 389-5000.