Body found on Lombard Street

Police are working the scene where a woman's body was found Friday evening on Lombard Street in New Iberia.

UPDATED 5/5/21 12:15 p.m. - The Iberia Parish Coroner's Office has identified the body found Friday evening on Lombard Street as that of Kitty Rideaux, 51.

Rideaux's body was found in the rear yard of a vacant home in the 500 block of Lombard. New Iberia Police dispatched officers to the scene after receiving information from the public.

No other information on the death is being released at this time.

ORIGINAL STORY: New Iberia Police patrolmen responded to a call Friday evening of a woman's body found in the back of an abandoned house in the 500 block of Lombard Street.

According to an NIPD spokeswoman, the Iberia Parish Coroner is en route to the scene. At this time, the department is not releasing any details other than the woman's body was found.

Neither the identity of the woman nor the cause of death is known at this time.

Police have blocked Lombard Street from its intersection with Hopkins Street to its intersection with S. Corinne Street as investigators continue to scour the scene.

More information will be published as it is released. 

Dwayne Fatherree is the community editor for The Daily Iberian. He can be reached at

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