City police confirm identities of two deceased - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

City police confirm identities of two deceased

Posted: Updated:
  • More Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • TRAFFIC: Cameron Ferry out of service until Wednesday morning

    TRAFFIC: Cameron Ferry out of service until Wednesday morning

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-07-30 04:08:05 GMT
    Officials have said the Cameron Ferry will be out of service until early Wednesday morning.No reason was given for the outage.Copyright 2014KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
    Officials have said the Cameron Ferry will be out of service until early Wednesday morning.No reason was given for the outage.Copyright 2014KPLC. All rights reserved.More >>
  • BP claim forms circulating in LC area

    BP claim forms circulating in LC area

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:42 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:42:19 GMT
    Over the last couple of weeks someone has been circulating so-called BP oil claim forms in the Lake Charles area. While man, if not most medical claims associated with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have been settled, someone is holding meetings around the Lake area trying to get people to sign up. But they're not too forthcoming when it comes to saying who they are or who they represent. Last week there were crowds at Miss Street Church of Christ during various times of the day."People ther...More >>
    Over the last couple of weeks someone has been circulating so-called BP oil claim forms in the Lake Charles area. While man, if not most medical claims associated with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have been settled, someone is holding meetings around the Lake area trying to get people to sign up. But they're not too forthcoming when it comes to saying who they are or who they represent. Last week there were crowds at Miss Street Church of Christ during various times of the day."People ther...More >>
  • CPSB conference encourages principals to lead schools well

    CPSB conference encourages principals to lead schools well

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:38:11 GMT
    Every issue in a school always comes down to leadership. That’s one of the main points being driven at this year’s Calcasieu Parish School Board Leadership Summit. More >>
    Every issue in a school always comes down to leadership. That’s one of the main points being driven at this year’s Calcasieu Parish School Board Leadership Summit. More >>
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

City police have identified the two people found dead Wednesday in a duplex in the 100 block of Arlington Drive.

Sgt. Richard Harrell said 25-year-old Mia Katherine Trahan, of Lake Charles, and 32-year-old Kody Todd Fontenot, of Branch, were found shot to death inside the home at 164 Arlington Drive.

"At approximately 12:13 p.m. we received a call for a welfare concern in the 100 block of Arlington Street," Harrell said.

Kevin LaFleur, who lived next door to Trahan, spoke with KPLC about the incident.

"When I went to leave for lunch a little after 12, I walked out my door and there were three (officers) by my door," LaFleur said. "They told me to get back in the house and that's when I noticed there were like a hundred others."

LaFleur said police told him they were looking for the boyfriend of a woman that lived in the duplex next door.

"It was one of the craziest things I've ever been involved with," LaFleur said. "They had no idea if he was inside that home or if he was hiding around the neighborhood. So they were wandering all around my home and the home on the other side of me, all over the neighborhood really."

LaFleur said he didn't know the neighbors well, because they only lived there a few months.

"I'd wave to her every now and then when I'd get home in the evenings. And I believe she had a boyfriend that visited fairly often and she'd been there 3 or 4 months," he said.

Police have not confirmed the cause of deaths but several residents in the area told KPLC that police told them they were investigating a murder-suicide.

"The landlord for the house next door gave me a call, told me what was going on. He'd given them the floor plans to the home and keys to the home and that kind of thing and he was waiting to hear from me actually because I had a better view of what was going on," LaFleur said.

Police could not confirm if any weapons were found.

"The investigation is in its preliminary stages and it's ongoing right now," Harrell said.

While questions remain, neighbors say, "It's just a tragic, tragic event," said LaFleur.

Police issued a release at about 10 o'clock Wednesday evening saying the two deceased were found inside the residence from apparent gunshot wounds. They say the investigation is ongoing.

Copyright 2014 KPLC. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow