Coroner confirms Stephany Fong’s cause of death

Fundraiser set up for funeral expenses
Published: Nov. 22, 2022 at 11:57 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 22, 2022 at 7:05 PM CST
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - Friends of Stephany Fong have set up a GoFundMe account to raise money for her funeral expenses.

KPLC has verified with the family that the account is legitimate and done with their consent.

The 32-year-old woman had been missing since 5 a.m. Saturday. Monday afternoon her car was raised from Bayou d’Inde where it had been submerged since close to the time she went missing.

Fong’s body was inside the car.

The Calcasieu Coroner’s Office confirmed that she died by drowning.

Sulphur Police have a traffic reconstruction officer who is investigating the crash. No information yet on why her vehicle left the roadway and crashed into the bayou.