17-Year-Old’s Body Found at Paragon Casino Resort Monday Morning
A body was found on Monday morning at Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville.
The Avoyelles Parish Coroner's Office confirmed the discovery to Alexandria-based TV station KALB.
The identity of the person has not been released, however, it has been confirmed that the body was of a 17-year-old white female.
The cause of death also has not been released. The coroner's office did say that the death was not the result of a stabbing or shooting.
Harold Pierite, Chief of Tribal Police, released the following statement regarding the death:
Early Monday morning an individual passed away at Paragon Casino Resort. Tunica Biloxi Tribal Police are conducting a thorough investigation of the incident and are working with Paragon management and the local coroner as well.
The investigation remains ongoing and we'll update this story as information becomes available.