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  • Coroner: 6 fire victims died of smoke inhalation

    October 19, 2014 10:51 PM

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Four children and two adults killed in a suburban house fire died of acute smoke and fume inhalation, according to autopsy results released Sunday. Investigators have not identified the cause of Saturday's fire, which killed a recently married woman, her four young children and her disabled father-in-law.... more »
  • Coroner: Illicit silicone injection killed woman

    April 26, 2014 8:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A black-market silicone injection killed a transgender woman earlier this year, the Orleans Parish coroner's office says. On Friday, the office ruled that the New Year's Day death of 25-year-old Brenisha Hall was a homicide. Hall died at Interim LSU Hospital in New Orleans, after two... more »
  • Convicted ex-St. Tammany coroner reports to prison

    April 12, 2014 7:09 PM

    POLLOCK, La. (AP) - Former St. Tammany Parish Coroner Peter Galvan has reported to federal prison to begin serving his two-year sentence. NOLA.comThe Times-Picayune reports that Galvan was taken into custody Friday at a minimum security federal prison camp in Pollock, La. Galvan resigned as coroner in October and later... more »
  • Coroner: Body found in bayou is homicide victim

    November 19, 2013 10:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's detectives returned to the bayou on Monday after an autopsy determined a woman whose body was pulled from the waters over the weekend died of blunt-force injuries to her head, neck and chest. The Advocate reports Dr. Beau Clark, the... more »
  • Caddo coroner rules toddler's death accidental

    July 26, 2013 9:33 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Caddo Parish coroner has ruled the death of the 3-year-old girl who was left in the backseat of a car nearly 19 hours was an accident. The Times reports Dr. Todd Thoma said in a news release the cause of death was a heatstroke, secondary to... more »
  • Coroner rules out stun gun in suspect's death

    April 26, 2012 8:58 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - The Ascension Parish coroner says the February death of a Donaldsonville man shot twice with stun guns was cocaine related. Dr. John Fraiche tells The Advocate the cause of death for 30-year-old Charmin Bennett of Donaldsonville was listed as "excited delirium due to acute cocaine toxicity,"... more »
  • Coroner: Autopsy shows infant badly beaten

    April 12, 2012 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Dr. Beau Clark says preliminary autopsy results show the 2-month-old infant found dead Tuesday in a puddle of water in Zachary had been badly beaten. Clark tells The Advocate Prince Javeion Deshaun Brown suffered blunt force trauma to his head... more »
  • Coroner: Man found hanging in Sulphur jail

    February 20, 2012 9:48 AM

    SULPHUR, La. (AP) - The Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office says a man who was being booked into the Sulphur jail apparently killed himself. Coroner's chief investigator Zeb Johnson says he cannot release the man's name because police have not told him whether the man's hospitalized father has been told of... more »
  • Last Body of Missing Boaters Recovered

    November 27, 2011 1:48 PM

    The St. Mary Parish Coroner's Office confirms to KATC that the body of a female boater that went missing Saturday has been recovered. Agents from several law enforcement agencies resumed their search around 7 o'clock Sunday morning on Bayou Boeuf in Amelia. The Coroner says around 7:45 Sunday morning... more »
  • Coroner Says Body That of Missing Woman

    December 30, 2010 10:00 PM

    TYLERTOWN, Miss. (AP) - Authorities have identified a body found Wednesday in rural Walthall County as Kelly Ann Erwin, a Louisiana woman who had been missing since Dec. 10. The Enterprise-Journal reports Erwin's body was found off a county road by passers-by on a four-wheeler. Walthall County Coroner Shannon Hartzog... more »
  • Coroner Identifies Bones

    December 29, 2010 8:56 AM

    SPRINGHILL, La. (AP) - Bones found in Springhill have been identified as those of a 26-year-old man last seen in April. Webster Parish Deputy Coroner Jeff Franklin tells the Press-Herald of Minden that the Arkansas State Crime Lab identified Rodney Brown Jr. from dental records. A man driving a four-wheeler... more »
  • Iberia Parish Coroner Remembered

    October 14, 2010 7:14 PM

    The Iberia Parish Coroner of 18 years, Dr. James Falterman Sr. died suddenly Tuesday. Lynn Guiberteau worked in Dr. Falterman's office, she said, she's known him" since I was 18. I've known no other doctor. He took care of me and delivered my children." Guiberteau says, she has... more »
  • Funeral & Memorial Fund Set for Iberia Parish Coroner

    October 13, 2010 3:53 PM

    Funeral plans are set for the late Dr. James B. Falterman Sr. He served as Iberia Parish Coroner for 18 years. Dr. Falterman died Tuesday at the hospital. He was 75 years old. His family has announced that a memorial fund to honor Dr. Falterman has been set up at... more »
  • Coroner Confirms: No Drugs in Drowned Teen

    June 15, 2010 10:20 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Rapides Parish Coroner's Office releases an autopsy report confirming that a 14-year-old's drowning during a pool party at Alexandria Senior High was accidental. City Attorney Chuck Johnson said that the Police Department's investigation of Cornelius Thomas' drowning has been sent to the Rapides Parish District... more »
  • Jefferson Davis coroner election set

    December 10, 2009 11:07 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - The Jefferson Davis Parish Police Jury has called a special election for March 27 to fill the vacancy created by the death of Coroner Richard Dupont. The American Press reports Dupont, who had served as coroner since March 2000, died Sunday in a Lake Charles... more »
  • Authorities investigate death of Welsh man

    November 20, 2009 10:17 AM

    On November 19, 2009 at approximately 23:00 hrs, Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Deputies, LA State Police, and Roanoke Fire Department responded to a truck in the ditch near LA 1126 and S Main Road, south of Roanoke, LA. Upon arrival, first responders found the vehicle and also found the driver... more »
  • Body of Texas Woman found in Jeff Davis Parish

    October 8, 2009 12:32 PM

    UPDATE: Authorities have identified the victim whose body was found in Jeff Davis Parish as 33-year-old Stefanie McKenzie. She is from Houston, Texas. It is believed that her body had been at that location for at least 24 hours. ************************** KATC has learned that as of yesterday afternoon... more »
  • Jennings Task Force Comprised of many Agencies

    October 7, 2009 12:40 PM

    Jennings and Jefferson Davis Parish is hurting and grieving the deaths of 8 women since 2005. The Multi-Agency Investigative Team formed to investigate these deaths is comprised of many independent agencies working together to bring those responsible to justice. Since the body of Loretta was found in May of 2005,... more »
  • Opelousas Child Drowns Over Weekend

    September 21, 2009 9:07 AM

    VINTON, La. (AP) - Authorities say 12-year-old boy from Opelousas apparently drowned in Vinton over the weekend. Witnesses told Vinton police that Joseph Staton disappeared from a party Saturday and was found floating in swimming pool. Staton was pronounced dead at West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital. Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office lead... more »

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