Authorities: Body found in Lafourche Parish canal

June 2, 2015
Authorities say a body found in the Dixie Canal south of Mathews may be a resident reported missing early last month.

Lafourche Sheriff Craig Webre says the body was sent to the Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office for an autopsy.

Webre says the body is likely that of 31-year-old Chad Babin whose family reported him missing May 3, two days after he was last seen. His wallet was found with the body.

The sheriff says a boater called the Sheriff's Office after discovering the body about 6 a.m. Monday.