Woman found dead in ditch on Cajun Way
Forty-two year old Bridge City resident Laura Russell, got into a fight with her husband on the way home from a Halloween party Saturday night, sheriff’s authorities said.
According to Sgt. Chad Hogan, the woman became belligerent during the argument and got out of the car in the 8800 block of Cajun Way in Orangefield. She started walking down the road. Her husband told deputies he drove home.
Later, when he came back to find her and try to get her to come home, he located her in the ditch. Deputies were called and responded shortly after 7 a.m. Sunday.
Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Joe Parkhurst responded and pronounced Russell dead at the scene. An autopsy was ordered and the body transferred to the Jefferson County morgue.
Orange County Criminal Investigations Division along with assistance from Orange and Vidor police is investigating.
At this time there does not appear to be any foul play, Hogan said.