Lafayette woman's death ruled accidental drowning - KLFY News 10

Lafayette woman's death ruled accidental drowning

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The Lafayette Parish Coroner's Office says there is no evidence of foul play in the death of a Lafayette woman at Girard Park.

The body of 21- year-old Alexandria Shelton was found early Sunday in a drainage ditch in Girard Park. Lafayette police say the cause of death was accidental drowning.


Police say they have identified the two male subjects that located the cell phone in the suspicious death of a Lafayette woman at Girard Park.

Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department identified and interviewed the two male subjects that located the victim's phone. The subjects were able to provide investigators with specific information regarding the phone's location.

The body of 21- year-old Alexandria Shelton was found early Sunday in a drainage ditch in Girard Park.

Cpl. Paul Mouton says the victim had planned to meet some friends, but she never showed.

He says her friends called her cell phone after not hearing from her and a man answered, saying he found the phone in the park. The friends drove to the park, took the phone from the men and called police.


The case remains under investigation.


LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette police are investigating the death of a 21-year-old woman whose body was found early Sunday in a drainage ditch in Girard Park.

Cpl. Paul Mouton says the death is suspicious, but detectives have not ruled out foul play in the death of the Alexandria Shelton.

Mouton says Shelton had planned to meet some friends, but she never showed.

He says her friends called her cellphone after not hearing from her and a man answered, saying he found the phone in the park. The friends drove to the park, took the phone from two men and called police.

Mouton say police have interviewed the men and they were able to provide investigators with specific information regarding where they found the victim's cellphone.

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