Earlier this month, Lena Rougeau discovered her infant son’s grave have been removed and replaced by another. 

The Eunice mother had been searching for answers as to why and where the baby’s grave and remains were moved inside Mt. Olive Cemetery.

This morning, her attorney Anthony Dupre confirmed Rougeau died suddenly from what appears to be a heart attack.

“We received word this morning at about 10:30 that she had passed,” Dupre said. He said since the discovery at the cemetery earlier this month, Rougeau had been treated multiple times for health complications. Whether Rougeau’s health declined due to recent stress remains in question, he said. 

“Depending on what the coroner’s report or medical records say, this could turn into something different,” Dupre said. “It could turn into a wrongful death suit.”

Rougeau’s adult son called emergency responders this morning, the attorney said. She was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. Officials have notified additional next of kin.

On March 16, News 10 reported that another grave had been placed over Rougeau’s infant son, Ray III’s, grave. 

“They had a tomb right here. They removed my baby’s tomb that they had, they took from Ray and they put it right here and remove it. Where is it? It’s nowhere,” Rougeau told News 10.

She said she had received no information from the cemetery’s caretakers.

“They never called me. They never told me they were coming over here to remove the grave at all, period. They just came over here and just did what they wanted to do,” she said.

Today, Acadia Parish Sheriff K.P. Gibson said the investigation has been turned over to the district attorney’s office for review.

The Louisiana Cemetery Board has also launched its own investigation.

Rougeau’s funeral arrangements are pending.