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UPDATE: Iberia Parish Deaths Ruled Murder-Suicide

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Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office

UPDATE: The Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office has released the identities and some details related to the two deaths in this case.

Officials say the victim, Alvinette Simmons, was killed by her brother Sylvester Chapital, who then turned a gun on himself.

Investigators said Simmons died from blunt force trauma.

The brother-sister pair lived in the Old Jeanerette Road residence together.

The investigation is ongoing.


Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Investigators are investigating a possible murder suicide after deputies located a man and woman dead inside of a home in the 5100 block of Old Jeanerette Road.

Family members had gone to the home to check on relatives, and that’s when they found the bodies.

Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office Major Wendell Raborn says that the Iberia coroner’s office will determine the cause of the death, and the victim’s names will only be released after the next of kin notificaitons have been made.

The investigation is ongoing.

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