Jefferson Parish authorities found four people dead at an apartment complex in Metairie early this morning. Sheriff Newell Normand says when authorities arrived they found three people dead and a woman shot in the face, who was transported to a local hospital. He says as deputies were canvasing the scene, a nearby apartment had an open door.
“We procured a search warrant and we went into that apartment and we discovered a fourth individual murdered. A white male, approximately 50 years of age.”
Normand says they are working to identify the four victims. He says originally they were investigating a triple homicide and finding another body turns back the clock on the investigation.
“Obviously, the discovery of yet another body, fourth, adds yet another twist to the original scene.”
Normand says three men and one woman were pronounced dead at the scene and the injured female is reported to be in stable condition. He says it’s too early in the investigation to speculate about what exactly happened.
“The investigation is still in its infancy, we’re pulling together a bunch of information.”