Missing Thibodaux man’s body found in Assumption Parish bayou

BAYOU LAFOURCHE — A missing 34-yr-old man from Thibodaux in Lafourche Parish was found one parish over in Assumption Parish, according to two local sheriffs.

Troymicheal Johnlouis, 34, was found with gunshot wounds and other wounds on Monday night, Sept. 18, in Assumption Parish.

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The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office had been searching for Johnlouis since he was reported missing during the early morning hours of September 17, 2023. He had reportedly been last seen getting into a car with a woman the night before.

Then, on Monday evening, deputies with the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a possible body in Bayou Lafourche in the Supreme area, about 10 miles northwest of Thibodaux. Around 8:15 p.m., a body was recovered from Bayou Lafourche, and investigators identified the man as Troymicheal Johnlouis. He was found to have several wounds including gunshot wounds. An autopsy is being conducted at the Jefferson Parish Coroner’s Office.

Detectives from Lafourche Parish and Assumption Parish are working together on this homicide investigation as they try to determine where the crime may have taken place.

Anyone with any information that may be helpful to investigators on the missing Thibodaux man is asked to submit a tip anonymously through Bayou Region Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-743-7433, online at CrimeStoppersBR.org, or through the Bayou Tips app on mobile devices. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash if the information leads to an arrest.

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