Port Arthur police are investigating the death of a woman found floating face down near North Levee Road in Pleasure Island.
The Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) received a call on the morning of Friday, Dec. 7, regarding a body floating in the water 2-3 feet from the bank. According to PAPD Deputy Chief Raymond Clark, officers arrived at the scene at about 11:30 a.m. and found a deceased white female. The Port Arthur Fire Department removed the victim from the water and sent the body to the Jefferson County Morgue for an autopsy. Police later identified the victim as Amber Nicole Guillory Glisson, 26, of Vidor.
Glisson was wearing pajama bottoms and a black and gray hoodie top when she was pulled from the water. Clark said PAPD is investigating the death as a homicide due to the circumstances.
“We have to work it as a homicide,” Clark said. “We found a female floating face down and we have to take that avenue to get all the details.”
He said it is uncertain exactly how long Glisson was in the water prior to the discovery of her body.
“I would say around 24 hours. The body was in extremely good condition. It probably happened the day before.”
Clark said an autopsy was performed Saturday, Dec. 8. The preliminary autopsy results are inconclusive regarding the cause of death.
“There were no signs of trauma that would have caused her death,” Clark explained.
Full autopsy results, including a toxicology report, are pending. The investigation continues.