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LACASSINE - Authorities are continuing to investigate the murder of an elderly Lacassine couple found dead Sunday. 

Walter Joseph Gotreaux, 72 and his wife Darlene Cecelia, 70, were found around 3 p.m. after deputies went to the couple’s residence at 20241 U.S. 90 for a welfare check. 

Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Chris Ivey said Monday the Calcasieu Parish Forensic Investigative Unit from the crime lab and Jeff Davis Parish detectives worked throughout the night gathering evidence at the scene and interviewing persons who knew the victims. 

The couple were last seen at church on Sunday, he said. 

The investigation is still in its initial stage and no additional information can be released at this time, Ivey said. 

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