Couple Fatally Shoots 9-Year-Old Son, Kills Themselves

Officials say a Rayne couple fatally shot their 9-year-old son and their family dog before both committed suicide.

Rayne Police Chief Carroll Stelly tells The Advocate that officer found the bodies of 35-year-old Emery Meaux Jr., 25-year-old Dana Lynn Vincent and their son in the family's mobile home Sunday.

Stelly said two suicide notes were found at the scene.

He said the state Office of Community Services had recently visited the family, although he could not elaborate on the reasons behind that visit.

OCS investigates child abuse and neglect cases.

Stelly said the investigation is ongoing and declined to comment on some specific questions about the case, although he did say that part of the investigation would examine the couple's alleged drug addiction.