The preliminary investigation into the Thursday murder/suicide on Old Jeanerette Rd. indicates that Alvinette Simmons was killed by her brother Sylvester Chapital. The pair were brother and sister, living in the same home. Alvinette Simmons died due to blunt force trauma and Sylvester Chapital died as a result of a self inflicted gunshot wound. The investigation is continuing.
Shortly after midnight deputies responded to a residence in the 5100 block of Old Jeanerette Rd. in referenced to a possible homicide.Concerned family members had gone to the residence to check on relatives and located the bodies of the male and female residents inside the home. Investigators are investigating the case as a possible Murder/Suicide. The Iberia Parish Coroner’s Office will determine the cause of death and release the victim’s names once the next-of-kin have been notified. The investigation is ongoing at this time.