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Family killed during the middle of the night, deputies seeking suspect

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 1:30pm

The Catahoula Parish Sheriff’s Office is seeking a man they believe killed three people in the early morning yesterday.

Officials say the incident happened at a home located in the Larto area of Catahoula Parish. When they arrived to the home at around 3:00 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20, they found Bell Adams, her daughter Edris Ellard, and John Ellard, Jr. all dead.

The suspect, Lee John Ponthieux, Jr. was last seen at the scene wearing jeans and a grey shirt. Deputies found Ponthieux’s Honda motorcycle on the side of the road.

Deputies are still seeking Pohnthieux.

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