CHOUPIC, LA (WVUE) - Authorities believe they have found the body of a missing Lafourche Parish man in a canal.
Sheriff Craig Webre said a boater discovered the body floating in Dixie Canal near the Sawmill Road boat launch early Monday morning in the Choupic community.
The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office water patrol retrieved the remains.
They discovered a wallet belonging to Chad Babin. Webre said that deputies were unable to unequivocally confirm that the body found is Babin and is awaiting the results of an autopsy.
Webre said detectives were unable to determine the cause of death.
Babin, of Choupic, was last seen on May 1. He was reported missing two days later.
The investigation is ongoing.