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Warrants issued for two after body found in Morgan City

Posted at 8:59 AM, May 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-17 10:10:37-04

Arrest warrants were issued for two suspects in connection with the death of a Terrebonne Parish man whose body was found dumped in Morgan City.

Terance Dupre and Davonte Mathews
Courtesy Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office says that warrants were issued on Thursday for 22-year-old Terance Dupre and 21-year-old Davonte Mathews both of Montegut on a charge of second-degree murder.

Deputies say that Dupre is in custody but that a search is still ongoing for Mathews.

According to deputies, Dupre and Mathews allegedly shot and killed 53-year-old Kirby Courteaux Jr. of Montegut before dumping his body in Morgan City.

Courteaux’s body was found on Thursday morning in a wooded area near Levee Road and Veterans Boulevard. An autopsy revealed Courteaux suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

The investigation began as a missing person’s case but turned into a homicide investigation after deputies questioned Dupre who was apprehended driving Courteaux’s truck along LA 665.

Terrebonne deputies learned through their investigation that Courteaux was killed near a boat launch in Lafourche Parish.

Bullet casings and other evidence were recovered at the scene of the boat launch, according to deputies.

Warrants were obtained for Dupre and Matthews for Second-degree murder. Bond for both has been set at $1 million.

Dupre, who is in custody but hospitalized for an unrelated matter, will be booked into the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex upon his release from the hospital.

Investigators are still searching for Mathews.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-743-7433 or submit a tip online at crimestoppersbr.org.