- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

MATHEWS, La. (AP) - Authorities say a body found in the Dixie Canal south of Mathews may be a resident reported missing early last month.

Lafourche Sheriff Craig Webre The Courier (https://bit.ly/1Qm4rfL) the body was sent to the Jefferson Parish Coroner’s Office for an autopsy.

Webre says the body is likely that of 31-year-old Chad Babin whose family reported him missing May 3, two days after he was last seen. His wallet was found with the body.

The sheriff says a boater called the Sheriff’s Office after discovering the body about 6 a.m. Monday.

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Information from: The Courier, https://www.houmatoday.com

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