Missing Destrehan woman located

Published 3:15 pm Tuesday, December 8, 2020

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Sheriff Champagne announces that Ms. Anna Mae Chauvin was located shortly before 12:00 p.m.

on December 8, 2020.

Ms. Anna Mae Chauvin was initially reported missing from Lakeside Mall in Jefferson Parish

during the afternoon hours of December 5, 2020. During the investigation, detectives were able to

locate a general area of New Sarpy where Ms. Chauvin was last seen.

On December 8, with the assistance of a local helicopter company, Ms. Chauvin was located in a

wooded area just north of New Sarpy, and just West of Destrehan, near a drainage pumping

station. Deputies immediately responded to the area and recovered Ms. Chauvin’s body. At this

point, no foul play is suspected, but all necessary precautions are being taken to ensure the

integrity of the investigation.

“It is a very tragic ending and the family of Ms. Chauvin are in our thoughts and prayers,” stated

Sheriff Champagne.

Sheriff Champagne would also like to extend his thanks to Sheriff Joe Lopinto and the Jefferson

Parish Sheriff’s Office, Rayburn Correctional Facility, Louisiana Search and Rescue Dogs, Sheriff

Leland Falcon and Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office, East Jefferson Levee District, Ponchatrain

Levee District, MYU Helicopters, and the Cajun Cost Search & Rescue group.