Dead man found in burning building thought to be a homicide

Dead man found in burning building thought to be a homicide

POSTED: Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 10:45am

UPDATED: Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 10:49am

UPDATE: Lafayette Police have located the victim’s BMW vehicle in the 1100 block of Moss Street. The vehicle has been secured and is being processed for evidence. The case remains under investigation 

ORiGINAL STORY: On April 12, 2012, at approximately 12:30 am, the Lafayette Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 100 block of Sunset Drive.

Upon the fire being extinguished, firefighters discovered a deceased male body within the structure. Lafayette Police are investigating the death as a homicide.

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of the victim’s next of kin. Investigators are awaiting the coroner’s report to determine an exact cause of death.

Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in locating two vehicles that are missing from the residence. The vehicles are a 2001 Yellow BMW Roadster bearing Louisiana license number NP00512 and a 2004 Red Ford Mustang bearing Louisiana license number NP00657.

Anyone with information about the incident or the location of the missing vehicles is encouraged to call the Lafayette Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.

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