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Investigation continues in "suspicious" death in Beauregard

BEAUREGARD PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office authorities say the investigation into Monday's "suspicious" death at a home on La. 1147 continues.

According to Chief Deputy Joe Toler, the woman found dead was 70-year-old Dorothy Fields.

The body has been taken to the Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office for further examination, Toler said.

Toler on Monday said that detectives are investigating the death as "suspicious." He told KPLC-TV that around 9:45 a.m. Monday morning, paramedics responded to a natural death call at a home at 1129  La. 1147 near the Kipling Korner convenience store in the Bundick Lake community of Beauregard Parish.

Paramedics found Fields dead in the home. Deputies were also called to the scene.

"Deputies arrived at the residence ... their observations led them to contact detectives who, at this time, are treating the death as suspicious," Toler said in an e-mail.

Detectives have reportedly questioned several people in the case, but have not said if an arrest has been made.

Witnesses, however, told KPLC-TV that a man at the home was taken away in handcuffs.

A neighbor said the couple who lived at the home has had domestic problems for years.

"I'm not surprised, the police had been called out here several times over the more 10 years they have lived here," said Bettie Martin.

Martin recalled late one night when the elderly woman knocked at her door.

"She was saying hurry, hurry let me in. Let me in. So I let her in. She was all skinned and bruised up and she said he ran over me with the golf cart right out there in your yard. Well, the next day when I came out here I found her cane like thing and it was laying in the yard. He had run over her with the golf cart," Martin said.

According to Martin, the woman had been taken away at least twice by an ambulance due to her injuries.

"The policemen would tell her each time if you don't get out he is going to kill you yet. As many times as we have been out here and we try to get you to file charges and you won't file charges. He is going to kill you yet," Martin said.

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