Aug 29, 2013 7:51 PM by Akeam Ashford

Lafayette Police Investigate Husband/Wife Deaths

Lafayette Police are continuing to investigate the deaths of a woman found shot to death in her apartment and a man found dead in a house a mile away, even as the woman's family is speaking out.

Family members identified the woman who was found shot dead Thursday morning at Magnolia Apartments on the corner of Versailles and West University Avenue as Victoria Neely.

They say she'd recently moved into the apartments after spending time in a local battered woman's shelter.

Later this morning, police say they found a person of interest in Neely's death dead. His body was found in a house at the corner of Lamar and Cleveland streets after someone called in a tip to the police department.

Police have not yet officially identified the victims, but Neely's family members did say the couple had a history of domestic violence.

A candlelight vigil is being planned for Neely this weekend. We'll keep you up to date on those plans.



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