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Body found in roadside bushes in Bastrop

Published: Feb. 1, 2021 at 9:03 PM CST
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BASTROP, La. (KNOE) -“It was on this trail right through here. She was lying face down. It was really sad,” said Michael Waller.

Micheal Waller and his fiancé still can’t believe what happened on the edge of their property on Sunday afternoon.

The body of an adult woman was found at the edge of the property on Gurden Avenue intersecting with White Avenue in Bastrop around 3 pm on Sunday afternoon.

“It hit a little close to home for me. Right here in my backyard I mean it’s crazy I would have never thought about anything like this. Like I said I was trying to get logs to start a fire I pulled a log out of these bushes right here and never saw her” exclaimed Waller.

What makes the story even more bizarre for Waller is how the day started.

“I was cleaning up my yard and dragged some logs out of here trying to start a fire and never saw anything out of the ordinary and a guy stopped us and said that there was a dead body back here” Waller explained.

Bastrop Police have yet to identify the woman, so who she is, remains a mystery.

“I don’t know her I’ve seen her walking up and down the road, she was real friendly always waved but I didn’t know who she was” he added.

Waller says he and his fiance are not taking any chances with their family’s safety.

“I’ve kept my gun on me at all times, I didn’t even let my daughters stay the night here last night. I’ve stayed out here by this fire and watched just to make sure what if someone came back. Or what if.. I sat out here all night.. they ain’t gonna sleep here tonight either” he said confidently.

They also hope this recent crime will spark more attention from police, including additional patrols in the area.

“Hopefully they’ll patrol the area a little more, like I said we’ve been hearing gunshots a lot more around here. but maybe we’ll get some more patrols around here. I don’t know. "

The police have not released how the woman died or made an arrest in this case.

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