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#pounditSunday, April 11, 2021

New details emerge in death of Louis Nix

Louis Nix

Authorities are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of former Notre Dame star Louis Nix, and some new details surfaced in the case on Monday.

Nix, who was 29, was found dead after his car was pulled out of a pond on Saturday in Jacksonville. He had been reported missing by his family several days prior. Nix’s girlfriend said he was driving in the car with another man, but investigators have yet to confirm or deny that.

Jacksonville reporter Ben Becker spoke with Nix’s mother on Monday, and she said police told her they do not suspect foul play. She said investigators believe it was an accident and that “something may have distracted (Nix and he) lost control and went into the pond.”

According to the missing persons report from three days before Nix was found, his girlfriend said he was driving with another man and that she suspected Nix was intoxicated.

Nix’s mother said police have not suggested they believe her son was impaired.

There are still many questions surrounding Nix’s death. The pond where he was found is not far from a gas station where Nix was shot in an attempted robbery a few months ago, so investigators are working to determine if that is a mere coincidence or not.

Nix played for Notre Dame from 2011-2013 and had 14 sacks during his career. He was a third-round draft pick by the Houston Texans in 2014 but had knee issues that hurt his pro career.

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