Urania, a little town in LaSalle Parish, LA was the scene of a tragedy yesterday that was compounded today.
Lasalle Parish Sheriff Scott Franklin told us that deputies were making a welfare check on 76-year-old Erma Cotton when they found her body inside her home on Pentecostal Church Road Wednesday morning. Franklin said Cotton died of apparent gunshot wounds.The young lady is known to our family, being the step-sister of my stepson. Our prayers and thoughts are with the King family tonight.
They later learned that 19-year-old Kylie Duncan was missing from an area nearby.
Deputies began a search for Duncan. Her body was discovered Thursday afternoon.
According to our sister station KNOE, Duncan was pregnant at the time of her murder. She was reportedly at the adjacent property that day working to have the electricity turned on, when she was reported missing.
Sheriff Franklin stated, "Ms. Kelley King Duncan was on her property adjacent to Ms. Cotton's property about the same time we are thinking something happened to Ms. Cotton."
Franklin says Duncan's body was found within a four mile radius of that home.