Vigil held for missing LSU student Kori Gauthier

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) — The search for missing LSU student, Kori Gauthier, reached the fourth day Sunday.

Just after midnight Wednesday morning, Kori Gauthier’s car was struck by another vehicle on the Mississippi River Bridge.

Police say the vehicle was abandoned and left running with Gauthier’s personal belongings inside, including her cell phone.

Students placed fliers around LSU’s campus, and they say they want answers. “We all have a lot of unanswered questions; we feel uneasy about the situation,” LSU student TJ Polk says.

Many community volunteers have gathered to assist in the search along the levee, including the United Cajun Navy.

Saturday evening, police say cadaver dogs alerted authorities to the exact location twice, but the conditions were unsafe to send in a diving team.

They continued searching the water using sonar technology Sunday morning.

Law enforcement says that they do not believe foul play or criminal activity took place based on the evidence they collected.

A candlelight prayer vigil was held Sunday evening with guest speakers, Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, Interim LSU President Tom Galligan, and Chief of Police Murphy Paul.

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