Police ask for help after LaPlace man found dead in apartment

Published 11:23 am Tuesday, July 12, 2016

LAPLACE — A 58-year-old LaPlace man was found dead Monday afternoon, and authorities suspect foul play.

St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded at 3:04 p.m. Monday to an apartment in the 600 block of Bluebonnet Court in LaPlace and found an unresponsive man on the floor.

Willie Andrews

Willie Andrews

Sheriff Mike Tregre said the coroner pronounced the man dead on the scene, and authorities identified the victim as Willie Andrews, 58.

Andrews’ girlfriend told deputies she found him on the floor and his apartment in disarray.

“Detectives found no evidence of forced entry into the apartment but suspect foul play in the death of the victim, because the apartment was rummaged through,” Tregre said. “An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.”

According to Tregre, Andrews is originally from Florida and lived in Texas until moving to LaPlace approximately five years ago. He mostly stayed to himself, Tregre said, but did associate with a handful of local friends.

Detectives canvassed the neighborhood and interviewed neighbors.

Detectives are seeking information from anyone that knew Andrews and his daily activities. Detectives ask anyone familiar with Andrews’ most recent whereabouts or anyone who saw Andrews with other associates to call authorities.

They can call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

Those who call Crimestoppers do not have to testify and may qualify for a cash reward. Tips can be submitted at stjohnsheriff.org/submitatip.php.