The strangled bodies of a Baton Rouge couple who lived almost all of their 48 years of marriage in their Highland Road home were found Monday night in the backseat of their pickup at a Hammond gas station.

Denis “Bubby” Duplantier, 71, and Suzanne “Suzy” Duplantier, 70, were found in their truck parked in a corner of the Petro truck stop on Southwest Railroad Avenue near Interstate 12, Hammond Police Chief Roddy Devall said at a Tuesday news conference.