Truck located with body in canal. ID PENDING: Chris Broussard, 22 - Baton Rouge, LOUISIANA
The senior from Louisiana State University had gone missing early Tuesday morning after attending a party at a bar near the campus.
A missing persons report had been filed for Chris Broussard, who last texted his mother at 1 a.m. before he went missing. The text suggested that he was leaving the party and that he was headed home. Police say he was last seen around 1:48 a.m. as he left the bar.
The LSU student, who drove a Nissan pickup truck, reportedly left the party at Bogie's Bar, but failed to return home after the party or show up for work the next day.
Boussard was last seen dressed in a white polo shirt and red shorts. He is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 130 pounds.
The missing student's 2004 silver Nissan Frontier Kingcab model has just been found on Highway 30 in Iberville Parish by a Baton Rouge Police helicopter. A body was found inside the truck, which was in a waterway. Authorities have not yet officially confiremd that the body found was Chris Boussard's but his cousin Katie Greenlee posted a message on the 'FIND CHRIS BOUSSARD' Facebook page that he had been found.
"I wanted to say thank you to all of you on this page. My cousin has been found, but the worst we thought is true. Just keep my aunt, uncle, cousin, the rest of our family, and his fraternity in y'all's prayers."
Messages of condolences have been pouring in since the message was posted.