Longtime J.B. Martin teacher drowns while fishing in Bayou Gauche canal
Family members and St. Charles Parish deputies stand near the scene of Dolores' Hensley's drowning.
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office does not suspect foul play and believes Dolores Hensley, 67, of Paradis, drowned while fishing. However, they are awaiting the results of an autopsy before releasing a definitive cause of death.
Hensley, who worked as an educator with St. Charles Parish Public Schools for 29 years, had a history of seizures and couldn’t swim.
She went fishing in the canal on Thursday on her way back from caring for children in the area. After Hensley did not return home Thursday night, her family began calling local hospitals to find out if she had a medical emergency.
They also began their own search.
It was not until Friday morning that Hensley’s son discovered her car parked on Bayou Gauche Road north of Rivet Lane.
Hensley’s body was floating in the water below a wooden bridge with a fishing pole partially submerged next to her. Her cell phone and money were still inside the car.
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald-Guide is an award-winning newspaper that covers all aspects of St. Charles Parish - from schools and parish government news to social events, features on our local residents and sports.
Order your subscription today!
After nearly five years of planning, a homeless veterans apartment building in...
Byron Joseph Sr., 56, is not a homeless stereotype. ...
The ghosts of Native Americans, French explorers and pirates will inhabit Norco’s...
Judge Michele Morel and attorney Tim Marcel have combined to raise more than...
By Jacob Bielanski
A St. Rose mother and her boyfriend were arrested...
Two of Hahnville’s six touchdowns came from the defense, leading the Tigers to a...
Spring is here and we are ready to offer St. Charles Parish complete landscape design installation & maintenance! Our full service garden center has a licensed Landscape Horticulturalist and knowledgeable staff to serve you.
Police: Woman arrested for stealing credit cards in Destrehan - 1268 views
A 37-year-old New Orleans woman has been arrested after authorities say she used a ruse in order to gain entry into a Destrehan home and steal credit cards.