Friday, April 13, 2012: Lafayette Police now have a suspect in the early morning death of a Lafayette man Thursday morning. Corporal Paul Mouton with Lafayette Police says 29-year-old Elwood Billiot of Houma is currently in the Terrebonne Parish Correctional Center on charges not related to the fire on Sunset Drive. An arrest warrant has been issued for Billiot. 73-year-old Sidney Touchet has been identified as the man that police say was murdered.


Thursday, April 12, 2012: Lafayette Firefighters were called out just after 12:30 this morning after getting an alert about a house on fire at 132 Sunset Drive.  After firefighters put out the blaze, they found the body of man in what was left of the home.  Lafayette Police were called to the scene to begin an investigation.  According to Lafayette Police Corporal Paul Mouton, they are treating the man's death as a homicide, and they have begun investigating the case.  Mouton says they are still working on contacting the next of kin for the deceased, and right now they can not tell KPEL how the man died.  Mouton says that will have to be determined after the coroner's office completes their investigation.

Earlier this morning Lafayette Police said that two cars were missing from the home, a 2001 yellow  BMW Roadster and a 2004 Red Ford Mustang.  Around 7 a.m. Lafayette Police were able to find the missing Roadster.  It was found abandoned in the 1100 block of Moss Street, and Mouton says the car is being processed for evidence.  At this time sheriff's deputies from Terrebonne Parish have notified Lafayette authorities that the Mustang was found.  Lafayette detectives are on their way there now to try to get any evidence from the car.  Anyone with information about the fire or homicide is urged to call Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS (8477).