Your Community Newspaper - Larose, LA

Serving Raceland, Gheens, Lockport, Valentine, Larose, Cut Off, Galliano, Golden Meadow, Leeville, & Grand Isle

Sunday, November 18, 2018



Share This Article:

2 LSU students die after being found in apartment pool

2 LSU students die after being found in apartment pool

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two LSU graduate students have died after police found them unresponsive at the bottom of a swimming pool in an apartment complex.

The Baton Rouge Advocate reports 28-year-old Ishita Maity and 25-year-old Anton Joe died Sunday afternoon after being found in the pool in early that morning. Police say an officer went into the water and pulled them out.

An LSU spokesman says Joe and Miaty were both graduate students in physics pursuing their doctorate degrees.
Police say the pool was closed and the two apparently got inside by climbing over a fence around the pool.

There are no obvious signs of foul play.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.