Posted: Nov 18, 2010 8:39 AM by Nichole Larkey
OBERLIN, La. (AP) - The Allen Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of an Oakdale man whose body was found after he failed to return home from a hunting trip.
Grant Willis, sheriff's chief deputy, says that officers searching for 55-year-old Robert J. Fontenot found his body at about 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Willis said Fontenot died of a gunshot wound. He said a gun was found near his body.
Willis said Fontenot and another man went hunting Monday at a private hunting club off La. Highway 10 just west of Oakdale.
The other man, whose name hasn't been released, told police that he had left Fontenot at the truck and went hunting. When he returned he reportedly couldn't find Fontenot.