Rosalind Marie Meziere

rosalindROSALIND MARIE MEZIERE, 26, was killed 09/15/88. Her body was discovered floating in Cane River, near Natchez, Louisiana.

A mother of two, Rosalind was last seen 09/13/88 at around 10:45pm, as she left for work at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center. She did not show up for work, and had not been reported missing.

She was survived by parents Walter Meziere, a sergeant with the Natchitoches Police Department, and Allie Wright Meziere. She’s interred at St Augustine Catholic Church Cemetery in Melrose.1


On 09/15/88, just after 8am, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to Cane River, near Pratt’s Bridge, in response to a body discovered by a passing motorist that saw her from the bridge.2 Around 9:00am detectives and Dr. Charles Cook, Natchitoches Parish Coroner, recovered the body later identified as Rosalind.

An autopsy conducted by Dr. George McCormick, Caddo Parish Coroner, who determined probable cause of death was drowning. He also identified bruising under the skin on the right side of her neck, jaw and temple.

Luther Lee, parish investigator, said “We’re going from an autopsy report that speculates she was in an altercation and we’re centering our interrogation around that assumption, when in actuality the bruising could’ve been caused when she hit the water.” He added they’re treating Rosalind’s death as a homicide, but the absence of a firm cause of death is hindering the investigation.3

Rosalind’s 1985 Buick sedan was discovered shortly after 4pm, abandoned on Breda Street near the Bayou Jacko Club in Natchitoches, six-seven miles from where her body was found.4


Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office is working to solve the Rosalind Marie Meziere case and bring her killer(s) to justice. If you have information about this crime, please call (318) 357-7830.

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  1. Find A Grave: Rosalind Marie Meziere, accessed 03/01/22. []
  2. Shreveport Times: Officer’s daughter found, page 15A, published 09/16/88. []
  3. Shreveport Times: Police continue probe into Meziere’s death, page 15A, published 10/23/88. []
  4. Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office: The Case of Rosalind Meziere, posted 07/28/21. []

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