DULARGE EVACUATION ORDER LIFTED

 
 
 
 
AS ACCESSORY
 
 
MURDER SUSPECT'S MOTHER BOOKED 
 
 
 
 
 
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POINTE-aux-CHENES MURDER
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On the afternoon of July 9, 2019, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s 

Office personnel responded to a tip that a fugitive wanted for

the May 15 murder of Kirby Courteaux Jr, of Montegut, was 

at an address on West Main Street in Gray, La.

 

“Upon arrival shortly after 3 p.m. they discovered that Devante 

Matthews was indeed at the residence and he was taken into 

custody,” said Col. Terry Daigre, Chief Criminal Deputy. 

“Lafourche Parish detectives were notified and the family of 

Mr. Courteaux was notified. Our personnel are assisting those 

from Lafourche Parish working on this new development in 

the case.”

On May 14, 2019, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office began 

investigating the disappearance of Kirby Courteaux Jr., of 

Montegut, after a family member reported him missing

since May 11.

On the morning of May 15, TPSO deputies and detectives 

apprehended Terance Dupre, who faces a second degree murder 

charge. He is in custody in Lafourche Parish, as is a juvenile 

also arrested in connection with this case. The victim’s body 

was found in Morgan City.

Investigation into matters surrounding this case is on-going, 

Col. Daigre said.

 

MURDER OF KIRBY
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DEATH INVESTIGATION IN CHAUVIN
 
 
 
At about 6:45 a.m. Tues., July 9, TPSO units were dispatched to a remote

area near Maraya Street in Chauvin to investigate a report that a body had

been found. Patrol deputies located the decomposed remains of an individual

believed to be male and a crime scene was established.

Detectives responded and commenced an investigation.

“At this time no positive identification has been made,” said Col. Terry Daigre,

Chief Criminal Deputy. “It is also too soon for us to know whether foul play

was involved or if this death occurred naturally.”

The Terrebonne Parish Coroner’s Office is performing a death investigation

which should help provide answers.