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Woman's body found is likely 3rd Lafayette homicide of year

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Lafayette 3rd homicide

Crime scene tape in front of home where woman's body was found in what is suspected to be Lafayette's third homicide of 2023. (News 15 photo)

Authorities are investigating what is believed to be Lafayette's third homicide of the year.

A woman's body was found Monday in a home in the 200 block of Prairie Lane in Lafayette.

That discovery is being called a suspicious death.

Lafayette Parish Sheriff's deputies on the scene told News 15 that they're investigating this case as a homicide.

The victim's identity hasn't yet been released.

Meantime, investigators are working to determine what led up to the woman's death.