Senior Agent Nick Guillory, Agent Jake Darden and Agent Justin Lowry were on patrol when they located the deceased body of Mitch Jackson, 39, of Rayne, in the Vermilion River behind 200 Farmington Road in Lafayette.
Jackson had been missing since Friday, March 4 after he was involved in a five-car accident on Ambassador Caffery Parkway in Lafayette and left the scene. He then drove his vehicle to the local Home Depot and locked the vehicle with his cell phone and medications for high blood pressure inside.
He was last seen on surveillance video entering and leaving a few stores on Ambassador Caffery Parkway before disappearing.
After locating the body, LDWF agents contacted the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office and Lafayette Police Department, who then arrived on scene to recover the body and conduct an investigation. Jackson's body is now at the Lafayette Coroner's Office. An official cause of death is not available at this time.