Murder Suicide in Rapides Parish



Posted: March 24, 2010 10:51 PM

Murder Suicide in Rapides Parish

Investigators are still trying to figure out why a man killed his friend, stuffed the body in a suitcase, and then shot himself.

It happened this week in Rapides Parish.  Authorities say the two men had been friends since childhood...until some type of fight tore them apart.

One had reportedly moved in with the other man and his girlfriend about two weeks ago.

A neighbor reported the sound of a gunshot coming from a property on River Road.

When deputies arrived, another shot was fired. They found 28 year old Tommy Evans fatally shot, his body stuffed into a suitcase.

Alongside the driveway, deputies say they found 28 year old Johnny Clark, who turned a gun on himself.

No word yet on a motive.

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