Suspect in chase drowns in Bayou Lafourche, officers say

26-year-old Coby Lewis of Houma
26-year-old Coby Lewis of Houma(Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office)
Updated: Jan. 26, 2021 at 5:33 PM CST
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MATHEWS, La. (WVUE) - The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office said a man’s body has been recovered from Bayou Lafourche.

Deputies believe the man ran from deputies on Monday night.

Just before midnight, deputies had responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle in a parking lot in Mathews and found a man sitting inside.

While speaking to the man, he ran from the scene and jumped into Bayou Lafourche. After he entered the bayou, deputies lost sight of him.

With assistance from Water Patrol deputies, they searched through the night but were unable to locate him. The search continued Tuesday morning, and a body was recovered from Bayou Lafourche matching the man’s description, officer said.

Wednesday afternoon, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office identified the man as 26-year-old Coby Lewis of Houma.

The investigation into this suspected drowning is continuing, according to the sheriff’s department.

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