At approximately 12:00 pm, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office received a call for assistance on a welfare concern at the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge. When Orange County Deputies arrived, they were advised the body of a white female had been retrieved from the water by workers that had been in a boat working under the bridge.

There was a black Chevrolet Silverado pickup abandoned on the bridge that authorities believe was driven by the woman.

The 54 year old was taken by Acadian Ambulance to CHRISTUS Southeast Texas – St. Mary’s where she was pronounced dead.

Orange County Investigators also responded to the scene.  Further information will follow as it is available.