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Livingston Parish man not missing, just gone fishing

3 years 4 months 4 weeks ago Tuesday, July 14 2015 Jul 14, 2015 July 14, 2015 5:32 PM July 14, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

LIVINGSTON - Investigators said they've confirmed a Livingston Parish man who was reported missing was actually out fishing.

Family members initially told News 2 that Shane Paul Gaudin Sr. called them Tuesday and said he'd been at a friend's camp fishing in the deep woods for the past few days. The family reported him missing Monday, and said he hadn't been seen since early on July 10. 

Detectives investigating Gaudin's disappearance issued a warrant for the arrest of his son, 21-year-old Paul Gaudin Jr., on Monday for obstruction of justice charges. Sheriff Jason Ard said Tuesday that at the time Gaudin Jr. was a person of interest in the investigation because of actions he took and statements he made to his family about his missing father.

"After talking with Gaudin, Sr., it is believed that he initially left relative to personal problems he was having at home and needed sometime away," Ard said.

The sheriff initially said Guadin's son would be released from jail, but later said he would have to bond out like any other person charged with a crime.

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