Body found in Audubon lagoon was woman from Massachusetts

NEW ORLEANS – The person found Oct. 10 in an Audubon Park lagoon has been identified as a homeless woman, the parish coroner said Monday.

Dr. Jeffrey Rouse identified the woman as 53-year-old Sheila Freedman.

“She was homeless and suffering from untreated mental illness in New Orleans,” said Rouse. “She arrived here from Massachusetts, having left behind a husband and two children approximately a year ago."

Police officials said they did not suspect any foul play in Freedman’s death. Rouse confirmed in his announcement the woman drowned.
 

(© 2016 WWL)


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