Body found, man arrested on murder charges

POSTED: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 8:49am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:58pm

Authorities arrested a man on murder charges after finding a body in the Atchafalaya River.

Deputies booked 36 year old Larry Snyder. They believe he kidnapped and murdered 32 year old Davina Ann Chapman, who had been missing since the weekend. Her body was found by volunteer searchers in the spillway Monday night.

Family members said the couple had been dating for three years, but had a fight the night of her disappearance. Authorities haven't released many details about how Chapman died, but said they have enough evidence to charge Snyder with murder.

Investigators are waiting on an autopsy report.