The search for missing LSU student Kori Gauther has ended after human remains were found in the Mississippi River.
The 18-year-old Louisiana State University student was last seen alive on Tuesday, April 6. Her car was found abandoned around 1 a.m. on April 7, after another car crashed into it on the Mississippi River Bridge.
The abandoned car - with her cell phone and wallet inside - led investigators to speculate that she jumped off the bridge.
The body was found in the Mississippi River in Reserve, Louisiana, about 50 miles southeast of where the searchers were looking for Gauthier.
LSU police said the search focused on the area of the river after a cadaver dog targeted a dangerous stretch of water twice, Fox News reported.
The remains have not yet been identified by the coroner.
Police said late Saturday they do not suspect foul play in Gauthier's disappearance.
Gauthier's family and friends want answers.
The family said she went missing after arguing with her boyfriend, Tyler Toussant. He was the last person to see her alive.
Gauthier's sister defended Toussant in a social media post.
"STOP attacking her boyfriend. He has been in her life for a long time now. The way y’all are attacking him is sick. He is hurting just as much as us. He’s her family too. repost the posts and pass out a flyer and let the police do their job."
The community of Hephzibah, Georgia is mourning a mom and her twin sons who died in an apparent murder-suicide.
Richmond County deputies say Shaquia Philpot, 25, drove her car with her 10-month-old twin boys into the Mayor's Pond near the Augusta Regional Airport.
A fisherman spotted the submerged vehicle shortly after 5 p.m. on Friday and alerted authorities. Philpot and her children were pronounced dead at the scene, Crimeonline.com reports.
Evidence found at the scene points to a murder-suicide and not an accident, deputies say. The family lived about 10 miles from the pond.
Family members were in disbelief at the news that Philpot killed herself and her twins.
"When I found out it was her, I was stuck, and I didn't believe it," said Philpot's stepbrother, Darius Coleman. "To this day, I still don’t believe it."
Coleman said he talked to her three or four days ago, and she was in a good mood laughing and joking.
Family members say she was happy, loving and a wonderful mother to her children.
The bodies were sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for autopsies. Authorities hope the autopsy results will shed light on why the tragedy happened.
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