According to multiple media outlets, the mother of Marquise Jones has confirmed the body that was pulled from Lake Pontchartrain on Thursday afternoon was her son.
According to Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman Jason Rivarde, a person was crabbing and saw a body floating in the water and called it in. Rivarde said the body was recovered with boats near the Bonnabel Boat launch, but that the investigation is being investigated by NOPD due to the body being in Orleans Parish waters.
The 21 YO Jones was a nursing student from Slidell who went missing nearly two weeks ago.
Anyone with additional information that can aid this investigation is asked to call NOPD Fourth District detectives at 504-685-6040 or to call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.