Cove death a homicide, Jett body, suicide
Orange police continue to investigate two deaths in Orange since Sunday.
A preliminary autopsy showed that Billy Glenn Harris, 71, died of a gunshot wound, according to Orange Police Maj. Mike Broussard.
Harris lived at the location where he was shot.
Police found Harris’ body about 6 p.m. Sunday at 518-C Dupont Drive. Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Janice Menard ordered an autopsy.
The Orange County “HIT” Team (Homicide Investigation Team) is investigating. Sunday’s search of the scene was assisted by the Orange County deputies, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and Vidor police.
The body found in Jett Cemetery Monday evening was ruled a suicide. The man was around 60 years old and had died from a gunshot wound, Broussard said.
His name has not been released. An autopsy is pending.
Anyone with information on either case is asked to call Orange police at 883-1026.