Posted: Apr 4, 2013 6:18 PM by Tonya LaCoste
Updated: Apr 4, 2013 6:20 PM
A second autopsy requested by a Patterson man's family after his 2010 disappearance shows Glenn Lemoine died from "violence of undetermined means." Lemoine was 60-years-old when he disappeared after leaving Cypress Bayou Casino in Charenton. His family was never satisfied with the original autopsy findings and had his body exhumed so a second autopsy could be performed.
The original cause of death was ruled unknown, but the pathologist who performed the second autopsy ruled Lemoine was murdered. In 2010, the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office said Lemoine's car was found on the Hwy 90 East on-ramp from Hwy 83, and he was last seen hitchhiking about two miles away. His body was found two days later in the Charenton Canal.
In his report, Dr. Adel Shaker, a pathologist in Jefferson County, AL, ruled Lemoine had blunt force trauma to the head and neck, cuts on his scalp and multiple small cuts on his right hand, palm, thumb, middle and ring fingers. Also, his report states cuts measuring 4 x 3 inches and 2 x 1 1/2 inches were found on the left side of Lemoine's skull and sharp wounds ranging from 1/4 up to 3/4 inches were found on the right side of his skull. Also, there were injuries along his spinal cord.
In his ruling, Dr. Shaker suggest law enforcement revisit Lemoine's case. "A thourough and dedicated investigation and more sincere effort should be exerted by the local law enforcement based upon all these findings, circumstantial evidence, and clues," he said.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Traci Landry said Lemoine's case in an ongoing investigation. "The Coroner's report indicated an undetermined cause of death. Because of this determination, the Sheriff's Office's investigation is open as to the cause of death," she said. She added the sheriff's office has and will investigate all leads.