The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office is reporting that they responded to a welfare concern yesterday afternoon and found the bodies of two people in their home.

They responded to check on their welfare after getting a call around 3pm.  According to Chief Deputy Christopher Ivey with the JDSO,

Deputies were called yesterday evening around 3:00 pm for a welfare check on occupants of a residence near Iowa. Deputies arrived at 20241 US hwy 90 and discovered the bodies of Walter Joseph Gotreaux, 72 and Darlene Cecelia Gotreaux, 70.  Calcasieu Parish Forensic Investigative Unit from the crime lab and Jeff Davis Detectives worked through the night gathering evidence at the scene and interviewing persons who knew the victims.

Walter Gotreaux was an active member of the Lake Charles chapter of the CFMA and served as the president of the organization for years and as a board member.  He also owned an insurance company.

Chief Deputy Christopher Ivey went on to say,

The investigation is still in its initial stage and no additional information can be released at this time.  Please keep the Gotreaux family in your prayers. Sheriff Ivy Woods, says this was a senseless terrible act that should never happen, especially during the holiday season.

Prayers are with the Gotreaux family!