Two bodies found on Engleside Street

Published: Jul. 13, 2021 at 2:25 PM CDT
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - Two bodies have been found at a home on Engleside Street Tuesday afternoon, authorities say.

Kayla Vincent, spokeswoman for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, said authorities are working to find out exactly what happened, but the incident appears to be suspicious.

The bodies were reported around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said.

While the Sheriff’s Office initially responded to the call, the incident is being turned over to the Lake Charles Police Department because Engleside is inside the city.

Engleside Street is near CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital.

We spoke with a woman who said she watched the scene unfold.

“I’m at the surgery center here on the corner of Engleside Drive, and we were just kind of curious as to what was going on - looked out the window,” bystander Lori Comeaux said. “About 1:30, we just saw lots of police cars and the sheriff’s department.”

She said she has lived in Lake Charles for 40 years, and incidents like these seem to be happening more frequently.

“You just hear of it happening more every day. It makes you want to be more aware of your surroundings,” Comeaux said.

Lieutenant Keenum said they hope to have more information available within the next 24 hours.

“The bodies will be transported to the coroner’s office for a thorough examination,” Keenum said. “At that point, we will be able to release some other pertinent information to you guys.”

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