Body of woman believed to be missing educator found

The body of a Black female has been pulled from Bayou DeSiard, law enforcement officials suspect that it is the body of a woman reported missing.

Ouachita Parish Sheriff Jay Russell said the body of an African-American woman fitting the description of missing educator Addie Morehouse was retrieved from Bayou DeSiard today in the vicinity of the Bayou DeSiard Country Club.

Sheriff Russell said the department has not confirmed that the body is that of Morehouse, but all indications are that it is the missing educator.

Over a hundred law enforcement officers and volunteers have been scanning the Lamy Lane area for several days trying to locate her. She was reported missing by family members on December 14th.

Known to suffer from Dementia, friends, co-workers, sorority sisters and a host of volunteers fanned out across the area searching in empty buildings and behind homes trying to locate her.

The Bayou Desiard Country Club area is within walking distance of the area searched.

Russell said the department will have more details after the body is positively identified.

Morehouse was the former principal of Madison James Foster Elementary School. She was 67 years old.