Feb 27, 2013 12:01 AM by Steven Albritton
It was back in 2010, when 60-year-old Glenn Lemoine of Patterson disappeared after a late night at the casino in Charenton. His body was found two days later in the Charenton Canal with his left hand missing. Initially, the death was ruled a drowning, but after further examination, the cause of death remains unknown. But, the family is not giving up and they trying to keep the case alive. They've released a brand new flier and are offering a $10,000 reward for any information which could help solve this mystery.
They are going to extremes to find answers. Four weeks ago the family exhumed the body of Lemoine for a second autopsy. This one was done by a forensic pathologist in Alabama. Private Investigator John Abdella was hired by the family to help investigate and says the preliminary findings already tell a different story.
"Evidently, he did not drown. This man did not know how to swim and he had a really bad phobia of water," Abdella said.
Abdella has been in touch with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's office, but he thinks when the full autopsy report comes back the case will be a homicide.
"From this first verbal report we got of the second autopsy, there's probably trauma to his body, " he said.
Lemoine left behind 11 children all hoping the $10,000 reward and the help of the P.I. can lead to more clues.
"Somebody had to have seen something that night. I mean that's a highway right there, they have the casino, so many people are leaving the casino at that time at night time you know it just doesn't make sense," Amy Perkins said in a 2012 interview.
Deputies in St. Mary Parish say they never closed the case and continue to investigate what happened to Lemoine as tips and leads come in. If you have any information regarding the death of Glenn Lemoine please contact Private Investigator John Abdella at 337-235-0270