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UPDATE: Lawtell death has been ruled a homicide

St. Landry Parish Sheriff
Posted at 9:17 AM, Sep 21, 2020

The death of a man in Lawtell recently is now being investigated as a homicide.

St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz confirms today that the death of Joseph Vallianhas been ruled a homicide.

Autopsy findings indicated that Vallian’s cause of death was blunt force trauma.

No other information can be released at this time as the investigation is ongoing, deputies say.

Anyone with information is urged to call St. Landry Crimes Stoppers at 337-948-8477 or download the P3 app. All calls are anonymous and you could earn up to a 1,000 cash reward.

As we reported last week, deputies were called to McClelland Street in Lawtell to investigate an incident.

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