Foul play is not suspected in the deaths of two men whose bodies were found two weeks apart in the Vermilion River, but the Lafayette Parish Coroner’s Office said it’s still awaiting DNA tests to positively confirm their identities.
A full autopsy for both men, which will include cause of death and a toxicology report, is still pending, Chief Investigator Keith Talamo said.
A Carencro resident on Sunday found a 43-year-old man’s body in the river near Beau Bassin Road north of Gloria Switch Road, according to the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office.
A boater two weeks earlier, on Sept. 13, discovered a 42-year-old man’s body in a hook of the Vermilion River near the 1400 block of East Bayou Parkway.
Capt. John Babin, spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office, said the men’s names will not be released until their identities are confirmed.
The deaths come after a 65-year-old woman on Aug. 2 was found dead in the river near the Camellia Bridge. The Coroner’s Office ruled her death a suicide.