An autopsy has revealed that Valerie West, the woman found dead earlier this week near Duson, was the victim of a single gunshot wound to the head.
The nineteen year old Duson woman was found by a passer by Monday night lying on the side of Gazette Road in Lafayette Parish. Despite efforts to revive her, west was pronounced dead.
Deputies say West had been living in the 100 block of Madame Germaine Street at the time of her death.
The investigation remains ongoing.