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Mother of man found dead at Lafayette home wants answers

Posted at 3:00 PM, May 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-28 23:28:33-04

The mother of a man who was found dead last week at a home in Lafayette wants answers.

Toniqua Hightower says she believes her son’s death, which she says police believe to be an overdose, is much more. Her son Logan Trosclair was found dead at a home on Rubria Street on Tuesday.

Toniqua Hightower / KATC

Lafayette Police say no foul play is suspected at this time.  A spokesman with the Lafayette Coroner’s office says the man’s death is not from a homicide.  The exact cause of death is pending the results of the toxicology report.

To get those answers, Hightower decided to offer a reward for information in the death of her son.

She is offering a $1,000 dollar reward and those who come forward. They can remain anonymous.

Hightower believes that there are conflicting stories surrounding Logan’s death, including how his body was allegedly moved from outside the home before police arrived.

“The person moved my son’s body inside the house from outside. There was no sense of compassion…this was some type of crime,” Hightower said.

The people involved, two or more, have given incorrect or false information to police, according to Hightower. She believes that the individuals who provided that information are not trustworthy and may know more than they are saying.

Of the two people who were with Trosclair at the time of his death, Hightower says she wants them to tell the truth.

Hightower says that even though the Lafayette Police are not looking at this case as a homicide, she vows to uncover the truth and work with other law enforcement to find out what happened.

“Please come forward. Even if you think it’s too little or you think it’s too much, please come forward,” Hightower said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lafayette Police who are investigating this case.