Body found on Southern University campus Tuesday identified as woman missing since January | Crime/Police

Authorities have identified the body found Tuesday afternoon along the Mississippi River on Southern University campus as Yvette Nettles, 51.

Nettles, of 10444 Avenue F, Baton Rouge, was reported missing on Jan. 29, Baton Rouge police spokesman L’Jean McKneely said.

On Tuesday, about a week later, a group of LSU students on an architecture field trip noticed her body near The Bluffs, a steep embankment on the west side of Southern University’s campus.

LSU students on an architecture field trip Tuesday afternoon discovered a body along the Mississippi River bank near The Bluffs, a steep emban…

Nettles had a history of mental health issues, including bipolar disorder and paranoid schizophrenia, McKneely said.

Police said last Thursday that Nettles was last seen in the area between Mills Avenue and Blount Road and that the possibility of foul play could not be ruled out. 

Authorities are searching for a 52-year-old woman who suffers from mental illness and was reported missing on Saturday, said Baton Rouge polic…