Update: Woman’s body pulled from vehicle in Red River


SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The body of a white female was recovered from a vehicle in the Red River around 9 p.m. this evening.

Around 7 p.m., multiple agencies responded to reports of a vehicle being driven into the Red River, on Clyde Fant Parkway between Lake and East Crockett Streets.

Witnesses saw the vehicle go into the water, and police said one witness jumped in the water and tried to save the woman, but was unable to do so.

Shreveport Police and Fire Departments, along with the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, Marine Units were at the scene and divers were dispatched.

Divers found the car and were able to remove the body, but as the sun went down, it was decided to wait until Sunday morning to retrieve the vehicle.

The Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office was called to the scene and pronounced the woman dead.

SPD Cpl. Marcus Hines said the identity of the victim is not known at this time. He said it is early in the investigation and officers are not clear what happened, nor even the make or model of the car the woman was driving.

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