UPDATE: Police investigating possible homicide after body found in home

Published 5:34 pm Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Lake Charles Police are investigating a possible homicide after the body of a man was discovered inside his 11th Street address Wednesday afternoon.

Police were called to the residence after family members of the deceased requested a wellness check, as they had not heard from him in a few days.

The connecting street between Enterprise Boulevard and Kirkman Street — as well as the home at 1118 11th St. — were taped off and blocked for several hours while officers waited for a warrant and the Calcasieu Parish Coroner’s Office to arrive.

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Heavy police presence was sustained at the residence during this time.

Deputy Chief Franklin Fondel said the case is being treated as a homicide investigation until officers can disprove foul play as per department protocol.

The deceased man lived alone at the residence, according to neighbors. 

Further details have yet to be released.