Update: Local authorities stop search of area off of Interstate 210

By From staff reports

Officers with the Lake Charles Police Department, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, State Police and Wildlife and Fisheries have stopped searching the water and the roadway around Interstate 210 between Nelson Road and Prien Lake Road Friday night.

The search was started in reference to calls the Lake Charles Police received.

Deputy Chief Mark Kraus said at around 11:40 p.m. that the search has ended and that authorities did not find anything.

Authorities are talking with a woman they found on Interstate 210 by Nelson Road, a woman who one witness said had been in the road earlier with a child. No child was with the woman when police found her.

Cpl. Larry Moss of Lake Charles Police said the department received calls from witnesses at the Huddle Up Sports Bar and Grill on West Prien Lake Road who said they heard a splash in the water from the overpass near there, Moss said.

The Sheriff's Office has its dive team checking the waterways in that area. Wildlife and Fisheries officers are also on the water, Moss said.

Moss said the woman was found on 210 by Nelson Road — which isn't near the Huddle Up overpass — but law enforcement "are covering all their bases".

Only one witness who called said the woman was seen with a child. Several other callers said they saw the woman alone in the road.

As of now, the woman is not "being forthcoming," Moss said.

Moss said law enforcement could be working well into the night and into the morning investigating.


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