Found dead at home three ‘several days’ as police launch murder investigation

Three people found dead in a Louisiana home had been left there for “several days” before they were found, according to police.

Alerted by residents, New Orleans police conducted a health check at a home on the 1700 block of Gentilly Boulevard at 9:18 a.m. Tuesday.

According to Fox8, police have launched a murder investigation after finding multiple bullets in the home.

Deputy Superintendent Hans Ganthier told the network they couldn’t even identify the sex of the victims.

Stock image of a police car
An archive image of a police car. Three people found dead in a Louisiana home had been left there for “several days” before they were found, according to police.
Getty

Ganthier said: “There were three bodies in there, at the moment we’re treating it as murder – just because there were a couple of bullets on the floor.

“We can’t even tell the sex or gender of the people we’re investigating right now. So it’s very early again. Our murder [team] is on the spot.”

He later added: “We’re really looking for help. Apparently they’ve been dead for a few days. That’s all we know and that’s why it’s difficult to determine the gender.”

Anyone with information regarding the deaths is encouraged to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111, the New Orleans Homicide Unit, or the New Orleans First District Station.

news week has reached out to the New Orleans Police Department for comment.

According to the sun herald, As of the afternoon of December 31, New Orleans had recorded 265 homicides in 2022, 70 homicides per 100,000 city residents. This is the highest rate in a decade and a half and one of the highest rates ever recorded in New Orleans.

According to the Metropolitan Crime Commission, while violent crime has spiked in the United States since the start of the pandemic, Louisiana has seen very high rates.

It added that New Orleans’ homicide rate had increased 141 percent through September 2022 compared to the same period in 2019.

But New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has lashed out at claims that the city is the country’s homicide capital.

In a Sept. 27 press conference, Cantrell said, “I’m totally opposed to that. The data used is on government terms and is not based on what is actually happening.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Louisiana has one of the highest homicide rates in the country for its population.

In 2020, there were 873 homicides in the state, resulting in a death rate of 19.9 per 100,000 people.

A May 2021 post on the website of Louisiana-based law firm Ambeau Law said numerous factors could explain the state’s high crime rate, one of which is poverty.

The United States Census Bureau found that 19.6 percent of Louisiana’s population lived in poverty in 2021.

https://www.newsweek.com/three-found-dead-several-days-home-police-launch-murder-probe-1771146 Found dead at home three ‘several days’ as police launch murder investigation

Rick Schindler

World Time Todays is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – admin@worldtimetodays.com. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Related Articles

Back to top button