Nov 19, 2013 2:58 PM by AP (PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE)
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's detectives returned to the bayou on Monday after an autopsy determined a woman whose body was pulled from the waters over the weekend died of blunt-force injuries to her head, neck and chest.
The Advocate reports Dr. Beau Clark, the East Baton Rouge Parish coroner, ruled the death a homicide. Deputies have identified the victim as 21-year-old Lindsay Ellixson of Livingston Parish.
Detectives are investigating the possibility the body had been dumped into the Amite River and then floated into the bayou.
Clark estimated Exllixon's body had been in the water for less than a week. He said she was identified through her fingerprints.