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TPSO investigating murders in Independence & Amite last night

TPSO investigating murders in Independence & Amite last night
Posted: Dec 24, 2018
Categories: Front Page, Crime
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From the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office

INDEPENDENCE---Last night, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Office began investigating a double homicide that occurred last night at a residence near the corner of Fontana Road and Labruzza Lane in Independence. The tragic incident claimed the lives of a 45 year-old female and a 13-year-old male, a 7th grade honor student at Tangi Academy.


At this time, detectives believe the offender knew the victims in this heinous crime. Unfortunately at this time all we can do is report the incident and report that it is being actively investigated. Additional information will be released as it becomes available as long as it does not jeopardize the case.


Sheriff Edwards is asking anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 800.554.5245. TPSO Detective Dale Athmann is the lead investigator of the case.

Additionally, around midnight last night, in a non-related occurrence, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Office began investigating a separate shooting that occurred at J's Lounge located on Bennett Road Amite, Louisiana. As the result of an altercation that took place outside of the establishment, a 50- year-old male was shot and subsequently succumbed to his injuries.

The sheriff's office has several persons of interest connected to this incident and believes an arrest is forthcoming.


The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Office is asking if anyone has information please contact Crime Stoppers ar 800.554.5245. Sergeant Jacob Schwebel and Detective Terry Lane are the lead detectives on the case.
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