St. Landry

Jul 21, 2011 6:24 PM by Chris Welty

Search is on for Missing Man

A missing man in Port Barre has yet to be seen.

It's been a week and day since Dale LaFleur left home. "I'm thinking it's not good and I don't believe Dale would commit suicide," said R.J. LaFleur, Dale's brother.

R.J. is searching for answers as to why his brother would leave his home and never come back. Last week neighbors saw him pull out of his driveway around 11 in the morning. "Mentally, he was pretty sound, he knew what he was doing. Not forgetful? No, not forgetful."

Lafleur's ex-wife lives in Moss Bluff. Investigators are looking into leads there, but his family says he would rarely venture from home.

"If he would leave his place, he'd be back the next day. He'd stay a day at the most and sometimes he'd spend a night at my brother's in Eunice."

Family and friends that we spoke with say they always knew where he was and that he would never leave without taking his best friend.

"He left the dog which he usually takes with him and he left his trailer unlocked," said R.J.

Law enforcement has exhausted every lead so far and Sheriff Bobby Guidroz says they will keep searching for him.

R.J. hopes that his brother is still alive and is praying for the best. "With all my heart, I love my brother."

Dale Lafleur drives a Mazda Miata. It's blue with grey primer and has a soft black top. The sheriff's office will search for him Friday, using helicopters and boats.

Chris Welty



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