“Once officers got to the scene, they found Gauthier’s personal belongings — including her phone — inside and they had her car towed to a junkyard,” WAFB reported.
The search for Gauthier continues in cooperation with law enforcement officials and volunteers, LSU said in a statement Saturday. The school’s police department has been in touch with Gauthier’s parents, and they are sharing details with them privately, LSU said.
Gauthier’s father, Levar Gauthier, joined the search on Friday and the family held a vigil Friday evening near the site where her car was found, according to WAFB.
CNN has reached out to Baton Rouge Police for additional details on the accident and the search.