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Cecilia Homicide Victim Identified - 12/24/2016 -


St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office

December 24, 2016

9:56 a.m.

Contact: Major Ginny Higgins

Public Information Officer

(337) 394-3071

Cecilia Homicide Victim Identified

(St. Martinville, LA)-At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Friday, December 23, 2016, Deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call at a residence in the 1100 block of Orchard Park Drive in Cecilia, LA., regarding a possible homicide. Upon arrival, Deputies located a deceased male at the residence who was subsequently identified as the homeowner, Lionel Potier, 43, Cecilia.

Two unidentified black male subjects were seen fleeing the property shortly before the 911 call was received. The investigation remains ongoing and anyone with information regarding this homicide is asked to contact the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office at (337) 394-3071.



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