UPDATE: 19-Year-Old Woman Identified; Death Treated As Homicide
UPDATE: The victim has been identified as Valerie West of Duson.
ORIGINAL: Police are characterizing as suspicious the death of a 19-year-old woman whose body was found Monday night in Lafayette Parish.
According to sheriff's office spokesperson Capt. Craig Stansbury, the woman's body was found at about 10:30 p.m. on the side of Gazette Road.
Stansbury said emergency responders tried to revive the unresponsive woman, but she was declared dead. An autopsy is expected soon, Stansbury said, and her death is being treated as a homicide.
The woman's name is being withheld pending notification of family members.