UPDATE: 06/07/21 — New Iberia police have confirmed that they are investigating the homicide of 51-year-old Kitty Rideaux.

Rideaux, whose body was found behind an abandoned home off of Lombard Street Friday night, died as a result of possible blunt force trauma to the head.

The Iberia Parish coroner confirmed that the manner of death was homicide in a press release late Monday.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call New Iberia Police at 337-369-3206.

UPDATE: The woman found dead in the backyard of a house off of Lombard Street in New Iberia has been identified as 51-year-old Kitty Rideaux of New Iberia.

NEW IBERIA, La. (KLFY) — New Iberia Police are investigating the death of a woman found behind an abandoned home on Lombard Street Friday.

New Iberia Police Sgt. Daesha Hughes said police responded to the residence in the 500 block of Lombard at around 6:30 p.m.

The woman has not been identified, and it’s currently unclear how she died. As of 9 p.m., Hughes said the coroner had not arrived on the scene.

Hughes said police are not releasing further information at this time as the investigation continues.

This is a developing story. Updates to this story will be posted here as they become available.

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