LPSO Detectives Investigating Possible Murder-Suicide Near Broussard, Louisiana
BROUSSARD, La. (KPEL News) - Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide after discovering two bodies at a Broussard home earlier this week.
On Monday, deputies were called out to a house on N. Girouard Road in Broussard on what is being referred to as a "suspicious circumstances call." When they arrived at the scene, they discovered two individuals, both dead. At the time, no information about the victims was available.
On Wednesday morning, however, LPSO identified the deceased.
Based on their investigation so far, detectives currently believe that Eric Babineaux, 53, shot and killed his estranged wife, Katherine Babineaux, 51, before taking his own life.
LPSO has no further information at this time, however.
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