The search for missing LSU student Kori Gauther has ended after human remains were found in the Mississippi River.
The 18-year-old Louisiana State University student was last seen alive on Tuesday, April 6. Her car was found abandoned around 1 a.m. on April 7, after another car crashed into it on the Mississippi River Bridge.
The abandoned car – with her cell phone and wallet inside – led investigators to speculate that she jumped off the bridge.
The body was found in the Mississippi River in Reserve, Louisiana, about 50 miles southeast of where the searchers were looking for Gauthier.
LSU police said the search focused on the area of the river after a cadaver dog targeted a dangerous stretch of water twice, Fox News reported.
The remains have not yet been identified by the coroner.
Police said late Saturday they do not suspect foul play in Gauthier’s disappearance.
Gauthier’s family and friends want answers.
The family said she went missing after arguing with her boyfriend, Tyler Toussant. He was the last person to see her alive.
Gauthier’s sister defended Toussant in a social media post.
“STOP attacking her boyfriend. He has been in her life for a long time now. The way y’all are attacking him is sick. He is hurting just as much as us. He’s her family too. repost the posts and pass out a flyer and let the police do their job.”