Detectives in Louisiana find body in private pond

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LAKE ARTHUR, La. (BRPROUD) – The body of 65-year-old Ravis Smith, of Lake Arthur, was found in a private pond on Wednesday morning.

Detectives with the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office received a report of “a body in a private pond behind a residence located on Highway 14.”

Authorities found the body around 10:15 a.m. and determined that Smith was the individual who had died in the private pond.

Investigators believe that Smith drowned in the pond.

The investigation remains open and autopsy reports are forthcoming.

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