Victims identified in apparent Larose murder-suicide

A Larose couple has been identified as the victims of an apparent murder-suicide in Larose today.

Lafourche Sheriff Craig Webre said this afternoon that detectives believe Nicholas Verdin, 35, shot Tiffany Verdin, 41, before taking his own life.

The incident was reported just before noon today after a teenager living at the house in the 100 block of Louise Drive in Larose arrived home and discovered the couple.

Based on evidence collected at the scene, authorities believe this was a murder-suicide.

The residence is equipped with a surveillance system that showed no unknown subjects entering or leaving the residence since the previous night and there were no signs of forced entry.

“We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the families of those involved in this tragic incident,” said Sheriff Craig Webre. “Investigators are still processing evidence, but all signs point to this incident being determined as a murder-suicide.”

The investigation is continuing, and LPSO said any developments contrary to the initial findings will be announced.