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Drowning victim found in private pond


On January 6, 2021, Jeff Davis Sheriff Detectives were advised that Lake Arthur Police had located a body in a private pond behind a residence located on Highway 14, Lake Arthur. The body was discovered shortly before 10:15 am Wednesday.

Lake Arthur Police identified the white male to be Ravis Smith, 65, of Pelican Street, Lake Arthur. 

The body was transported to Lafayette for an autopsy.  No injuries were observed by investigators when the body was removed from the pond and the victim appeared to have drowned.

The investigation is ongoing, as detectives are awaiting the initial autopsy report this afternoon.

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