UPDATE: Youngsville man arrested following discovery of body on Avery Island Rd. in Iberia Parish

Iberia Parish

UPDATE, 7/26/21: The Iberia Parish Coroner’s Office has identified the deceased woman as Theresa Miller, 56, of New Iberia.

UPDATE, 7/25/21: A 43-year-old Youngsville man is behind bars following the discovery of a body early Sunday on Avery Island Road in Iberia Parish.

According to the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office, Kent Broussard of Youngsville has been charged with obstruction of justice and failure to seek assistance.

Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Katherine Breaux said at around 2 a.m. Sunday deputies with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a body on the side of the road.

She said ISPO deputies arrived on scene to discover the deceased body of a 56-year-old white female.

Her identification is being withheld at this time, Breaux said.

Broussard was booked into the Iberia Parish Jail with no bond.

Breaux said additional charges are pending following an autopsy by the Iberia Parish Coroner’s Office .

ORIGINAL STORY: IBERIA PARISH, La. (KLFY) Iberia Parish deputies are investigating the discovery of a body Sunday morning.

Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Katherine Breaux confirmed the discovery of a body along Avery Island Road.

Breaux did not give any specifics about the discovery, and did not confirm a cause of death.

This is a developing story. Stay with KLFY on air and online for all the latest developments.

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