A Southern University student was found dead in Lake Pontchartrain on Thursday afternoon after being missing for two weeks.

The family of 21-year-old Marquise Jones confirmed the body as it was pulled from the lake by Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office deputies.

The body was in waters in New Orleans when it was recovered so the New Orleans Police Department has since taken over the investigation into the death.

Jones was last seen on the night of February 26, when he dropped food off at his mother's home in Slidell. Friends of Jones said he came to a house party that same night and left around 11:30 pm.

On March 5, his car was found parked in front of an abandoned New Orleans East apartment. At the time, police said they were investigating the possibility of foul play.

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