APSO: Arrest Made in Homicide Near Town of Iota

Update (4/3/2020)-  An arrest has been made regarding the fatal shooting of Catherine Miller, 30 of Eunice. Miller was discover deceased yesterday at a residence in the 900 block of Ye Ole Country Road just west of Iota.

The investigation revealed that Miller went to the residence on Ye Ole Country Road for an exchange of custody. During this meeting, the father of Miller’s child is accused of holding her against her will and fatally shooting her.
Austin Gatte, II, 40 of Iota has been arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping and 1st degree murder.
Matte has been booked into the Acadia Parish Jail for these charges.
This case remains open as the investigation continues.
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The Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide just outside of Iota. Deputies responded to the call just after 7 last night in the 900 block of Ye Ole Country Road. Upon arrival deputies located a deceased white female outside of the residence. The victim has not been identified and the investigation is ongoing.