Feb 23, 2012 10:50 AM by AP
GONZALES, La. (AP) - Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies say State Police Crime Laboratory experts were going over a damaged safe looking for evidence that might connect it to the robbery-killings that left two dead and one critically injured.
Deputies found three people Saturday with their throats slashed in their Gonzales home.
Chief Deputy Tony Bacala says 74-year-old Richard Irwin Marchand was dead, along with his 50-year-old stepson, Douglas Dooley. Marchand's 72-year-old wife, Shirley, remains in critical condition in a hospital.
Bacala says the apparent motive was a safe containing a collection of gold coins valued at an estimated $500,000, which was taken from the home.
The Advocate reports Livingston Parish authorities recovered a safe Monday afternoon that matches descriptions family members gave of the missing safe that contained the gold coins.
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