WASHINGTON — The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office said a man and woman are dead in an apparent murder/suicide incident near Washington.

The homicide occurred at 1:30 p.m. on La. 103 just north of Arlington Road, between Grand Prairie and Washington, Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said Monday.

Guidroz did not return a call to his cellphone Monday.

Chief Deputy Hilman Popillion said the woman was the victim of the homicide.

The man was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead from an apparent suicide, Popillion said.

Popillion said he could not release information on the age or identities of the victims.

Youngsville police searching for suspect

YOUNGSVILLE — Police are searching for 44-year-old Jacque Pierre Pillette who is wanted on one count of theft by fraud.

Pillette is from the Abbeville area and sells shrimp from the back of a small green truck, according to a Youngsville Police Department news release.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call (337) 856-5931.