The victim in this case has been identified as 19 year old Valerie West. The victim was residing in the 100 Block of Madame Germaine Street in Duson at the time of the incident. Further information will be distributed as it becomes available. On Monday June 30th at approximately 10:30 pm Lafayette Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call about a female found lying on the side of the road near the 600 Block of Gazette Road in Lafayette Parish. Upon arrival deputies located a 19 year old white female lying unconscious and non responsive on the side of the road. Despite medical attention, she was not able to be revived. The circumstances surrounding the death are considered suspicious and an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death; the incident is being treated as a homicide.
The identification of the victim is being withheld until notification of next of kin is made.
1808 Eraste Landry Rd, PO Box 90665,
Lafayette LA 70509