Detectives are investigating the death of a female subject whose body was located on the LA Highway 182 bridge over the Atchafalaya River (Berwick/Morgan City) this morning. At 4:04 am, deputies responded to a report of a female subject who appeared to be passed out on the bridge. Deputies arrived on scene and located an unresponsive female. The St. Mary Parish Coroner was contacted and the woman was pronounced deceased. Detectives are working to identify the woman and notify next of kin. The death is under investigation pending the outcome of the detectives’ and the coroner’s reports.
The LA Highway 182 bridge (old bridge) was closed for approximately three hours this morning as investigators and emergency responders worked on scene.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office
Public Information Officer
985-384-1622 Ext. 26