No foul play found in death of woman found in Lake Pontchartrain

Autopsy determines Sadie Thibodeaux died of an accidental drowning

Don Ames
October 04, 2018 - 5:41 pm

The Orleans Parish coroner’s office said Thursday that a Baton Rouge woman whose body was pulled from Lake Pontchartrain in August died of accidental drowning. 

31-year-old Sadie Thibodeaux was last seen August 5th when she went sailing with a friend.

Hours later, that friend told investigators that Thibodeaux went missing after the two decided to go for a swim in the lake.

The NOPD also said Thursday that it did not suspect foul play in Thibodeaux’s death.

Thibodeaux’s body was found floating in the lake two days later, a few hundred yards from Lakefront Airport.

Thibodeaux was from Baton Rouge where she most recently worked at a law firm and was a fitness instructor.

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