Jeff Davis teen found dead in Acadia Parish - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Jeff Davis teen found dead in Acadia Parish

UPDATE: After speaking with authorities in Acadia Parish, they confirm that new details in the death of a 15-year-old Jeff Davis girl will be released on Tuesday.

Stay tuned to KPLC and check kplctv.com for more details on this story as they become available.

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by Brandon Richards - bio | email

MERMENTAU, LA (KPLC) – Authorities in Acadia Parish are investigating the death of a teenage girl whose body was discovered early Sunday morning underneath the Mermentau River Bridge.

When authorities arrived to the scene, they found the 15-year-old girl not breathing.

According to the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office, the girl was rushed to the American Legion Hospital in Jennings, but was pronounced dead a short time later.

Although the investigation into the teen's death continues, authorities believe alcohol likely played a role.

7 News spoke with friends of the girl's family on Sunday. They describe the teen as a good kid and a good student who attended the Sunlight Baptist Church in Silverwood.

7 News also spoke with the girl's family, but they declined commenting until they learned more about the circumstances surrounding her death.

The teenager's body was sent to the Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office for an autopsy.

The Acadia Parish District Attorney's Office, the Acadia Parish Coroner's Office and the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office are assisting with the investigation, according to Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon.

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