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Body removed from missing college student's wrecked truck

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Posted: Aug 28, 2013 11:08 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Aug 29, 2013 8:51 AM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: helicopter, truck, missing, student, chris broussard

ST GABRIEL- A toxicology test will be performed on the body removed from a wrecked pick-up belonging to missing LSU student Chris Broussard.

The truck was found on Highway 30 Wednesday night, just inside the Iberville Parish line south of East Baton Rouge.

Broussard was reported missing Tuesday after he failed to return home from a bar with friends.

His mom said she received a text message from him around 1 a.m. Tuesday, suggesting he was on his way home. He didn't return home and missed work Tuesday afternoon. Broussard lived with his family in Geismar.

After he went missing, his friends and family flooded social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, asking for help finding him.

"You never feel like it's going to happen this close to home," said Brennan Stutes. Stutes and Broussard were in the same fraternity at LSU.

Hours after they organized a search party and made posters, Broussard's truck was found in a canal in St. Gabriel.

A police helicopter found the wreckage and a body inside the truck.

"The truck is damaged pretty bad," said St. Gabriel Police Chief Kevin Ambeau. "It appears he hit the guardrail and went airborne, then into the bayou," he said.

Authorities have not released the identity of the body, and said they were notifying family members.
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