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Police investigating death of former principal

Posted at 10:09 AM, Oct 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-02 17:52:19-04

Morgan City Police are investigating the death of a 70-year-old woman.

The Morgan City Police Department responded to a reported medical emergency Monday morning at a home located in the 1200 block of Walnut Drive in Morgan City, according to police. Officers arrived and discovered Patricia Lyn Russo dead inside the residence.

Investigators discovered evidence that indicated the possibility that foul play may have been involved, stated on the Department’s Facebook page.

The Morgan City Police Department is continuing the investigation until a cause of death has been determined by the St. Mary Parish Coroner’s Office.

Russo was a St. Mary Parish educator serving principal of Maitland Elementary in Morgan City from 1988 to 1991, principal of J.S. Aucoin Elementary in Amelia from 1991 to 2001 and Instructional Specialist for St. Mary Parish public schools from 2001 until her retirement in 2004, according to Leonard Armato, St. Mary Parish Superintendent.

Police are asking for help from the public with any information that may assist investigators, and for homeowners that possess home video surveillance systems in the area to contact the Morgan City Police Department Detectives Division at (985)380-4605.