Report outlines new information about slain girl
BATON ROUGE- The FBI has joined the search for a killer after a 21-year-old woman was found dead in a bayou recently, the woman's home-town newspaper, the Orlando Sentinel, reported Tuesday.
Lindsay Ellixson was found off South Tiger Bend two weekends ago. Deputies said she was from Livingston Parish, but family members told the newspaper she was originally from Florida and had moved to Louisiana to explore the world and was trying to "figure things out."
Ellixson had most recently lived in Livingston Parish.
Her adoptive mother, Catherine, said Lindsay kept in touch with them but last heard from her daughter on November 3rd. Catherine Ellixson said Lindsay left Florida after high school to venture out on her own but believed she was ready to return home.
"It seemed she was ready to come home," she told the newspaper.
Lindsay Ellixson was a high school swimmer. She graduated in 2011. "She had beautiful blue eyes and a free spirit," Catherine Ellixson said, and added her daughter loved to write poetry.
The two hadn't spoken in thirteen days when Ellixson's body was found.
"I knew something wasn't quite right and we were praying for her every day," Catherine said.
The newspaper reported Ellixson's funeral will be held this week.
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