- Associated Press - Saturday, June 21, 2014

LAFITTE, La. (AP) - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating the apparent drowning death of a woman in Lafitte.

A department news release says the woman’s body was found about 9:30 a.m. Friday in an empty boat slip at a marina.

The news release from sheriff’s spokesman Glen Boyd says the woman lived at the marina and is believed to have stumbled into the water and drowned.

The Jefferson Parish Coroner’s Office will determine the exact cause of death.

She was identified as 39-year-old Michela (mih-SHELL’-ah) Noel.

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