Woman found dead Monday night near Lafayette road
LAFAYETTE - Sheriff's deputies say the body of a 19-year-old woman was found Monday night lying near Gazette Road in Lafayette.
Capt. Craig Stansbury of the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office says detectives are investigating the death as a homicide.
He says the victim's identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Stansbury said in a news release deputies received a call at about 10:30 p.m. Monday and found the victim unconscious and nonresponsive on the side of the road. He says medical personnel were unable to revive the woman.
Stansbury says the circumstances surrounding the death are considered suspicious and an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.