Missing Destrehan woman located
Published 3:15 pm Tuesday, December 8, 2020
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 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.