A body found Saturday (Oct. 13) in Raceland is believed to be Mia West, a 43-year-old Metairie woman missing since Oct. 7, authorities in Lafourche Parish said. Authorities found the body about 2 p.m. in a wooded area near Louisiana Highway 307, according to a release from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. About six hours earlier, a farmer harvesting sugar cane spotted an abandoned red Nissan Altima — later determined to belong to West — several hundred yards off the highway. Lafourche Parish deputies, aided by a Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s helicopter, began searching the area for West. An immediate positive identification was not made, police said, but detectives believe the body is West “based on evidence and circumstances at the scene.” An autopsy is pending and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone who may have information on this case is asked to submit a top anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433 or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. Tips can also be submitted using the P3 Tips app on your mobile device. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash if the information leads to an arrest.