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More details released in murder of Crowley woman

Posted: 4:11 PM, May 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-30 17:11:44-04

Crowley Chief of Police Jimmy Broussard has released the results of the autopsy report in the slaying of Heather Mouton.

Mouton, age 37, was shot to death early on May 25 on Lurose Drive.

Police have arrested her estranged husband, Demetrius Savoy, and booked him with second-degree murder, violation of a protective order and unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling. 

"The results of the autopsy report show that there were two bullet wounds to the head," Broussard said. "We are still investigating different leads on the case, and we are looking toward filing additional charges in the case as we recover more information."

Savoy was arrested only minutes after the shooting thanks to information from the public as to his whereabouts, the chief said.He remains in the Acadia Parish Jail, with no bond set for his release.

Mouton, a mother of three, requested a restraining order against Savoy on May 10. She wrote that he "strangled/choked" her, and at one point, he asked if she "was ready to die."

"Lord knows I’m not ready to die. I have [too] much to live for," she wrote. "He said I better not report him or else."

The Calcasieu Forensics Laboratory conducted the autopsy on Mouton’s body for an unofficial cause of death. 

A GoFundMe account has been set up for Mouton’s children. Click  here  if you’d like to make a donation. 

On Friday, June 1, there will be a vigil held in Mouton’s remembrance at 5:30 p.m. at 1267 Lurose Drive in Crowley. Gatherers are encouraged to wear purple.