Update on Missing Person Paullette Thibodeaux

City of Broussard Police Department held Press Conference today to Update Public on Current Situation

Monday, November 12, 2012 - 4:45pm

  Paullette Thibodeaux, forty-five of Eunice, was determined missing from her residence in Broussard on Friday November, 9 by the city of Broussard's Police Department.

  The last from Paullette was a text to a friend on November 7 that said "raincheck" in reference to a bible study meeting.  Paullette's roommate last saw her before going to bed at their residence last Wednesday night.  The roommate hadn't heard from her in about two days and decided to look in Paullette's room.  When she discoverd that Paullette was not there she reported it to the Broussard Police Department.

  Extensive search efforts began Friday around 2:00 in the afternoon with outside agencies like the Lafayette Sheriff's Office and some officers from the Church Point Police force that are friends of Paullette.  The search ended around 7:30 that night due to darkness.

  Another search was held yesterday from 9:30 in the morning to 5:00 last night.  The search party was established consisting of friends and law enforcement, ATV's and Air One activated to look at the grid in more depth.

  "Paullette typically stayed to herself and spent a lot of time in her room reading and different things."--Chief Brannon Decou of Broussard Police Department

  Family and friends of Paullette have told police that she has been depressed over the past couple of months, but at this juncture the police do not know what motivated that.

  Paullette left her cell phone and purse at her residence, but police have not been able to find her keys.  This means she might have taken them with her, but right now they cannot be sure.  Police also say that in investigating the residence, there is so far no signs of foul play at the residence.  Paullette's family and friends as well as the Broussard police department urge everyone to be on the look out for this woman.  She is expected to be on foot because her car was also left at the residence.  She is 5'4" and weighs approximately 155 pounds. 

  If you know or think you might have seen anything regarding Paullette, Broussard Police along with her friends and family encourage you to call the police.  Chief Decou insists that the number one goal right now is to bring Paullette home safely.

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