Broussard had been missing since early Tuesday morning. The last communication from Broussard was a text message that he sent his mother sometime around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Witnesses reported seeing the student leaving a bar near campus shortly before 2 a.m.
The LSU student was driving a 2004 silver Nissan Frontier Kingcab truck and had attended a party at Bogie’s Bar in Baton Rouge. He failed to arrive home and did not report to work the following day at a fitness center, prompting his family to file a missing persons report.
Chris' mother Lisa Broussard joined friends and family as they searched campus grounds and posted fliers.
“He didn’t have school on Tuesday and he never made it home,” Lisa said. “He never showed up at work, and he’s never missed work because he really likes the place. He’s always prompt.”
Recent reports now say that a Nissan pickup truck matching the description of Broussard’s car has been found on Highway 30 in Iberville Parish, with a body inside.
St. Gabriel Police Chief Kevin Ambeau says the body found in the truck has yet to be confirmed as Chris. The truck was reportedly in a waterway and was spotted by a Baton Rouge Police helicopter.
Update: The Epoch Times has updated their story and is now reporting the family has confirmed Broussard was found dead in his overturned pickup:
“Broussard was found soon after his truck was spotted on Wednesday night, according to his cousin, Katie Greenlee. Greenlee said her family would release specifics later, but she said on the Facebook page that was started after Broussard went missing that ‘My cousin has been found, but the worst we thought is true.’” states the Epoch Times.
“I wanted to say thank you to all of you on this page,” Greenlee said. “Just keep my aunt, uncle, cousin, the rest of our family, and his fraternity in y’all’s prayers.”