Cops: Morgan City chief killed self in Biloxi casino
The weekend death of Morgan City Police Chief Travis Crouch in a hotel room in Biloxi is being investigating as a suicide officials say. Morgan City Police Department spokesman Lt. James Blair says Crouch was on a leisure trip for the weekend at the Beau Rivage with his fiance.
"The Biloxi Police Department conducted an investigation and they told us he (Crouch) was injured with a self inflicted gunshot wound," Blair said. "But whether or not the shooting was an accident or intentional has not yet been determined."
He says the Biloxi police department does not believe there was anyone else involved in this incident.
"There is no foul play suspected by their detectives," said Blair.
The Biloxi Police Department says a friend discovered Crouch's body about 11pm on Friday.
Blair said Crouch has been with the department since 1991 and became chief in February 2013.
He says this is a tragic loss for Morgan City.
"We at the Department had a lot of respect for what he was trying to accomplish and we vow to the citizens of Morgan City that we will continue to provide them with the service that he expected," Blair said.
Arrangements: Chief Travis A. Crouch- Services will take place at Twin City Funeral Home located at Fourth St. and Duke St. in Morgan City, La. on Thursday, February 06, 2013 from 10:00am until 2:30pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 3:00pm with burial at the Morgan City Cemetery.