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Case Update on Death Investigation

On September 7, 2014, the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division began an investigation into the death of 54 year old Jose A. Pineiro-Perez whose body was discovered at his residence on Dottie’s Lane in Ricohoc. On December 30, 2014, St. Mary Parish Coroner, Dr. F.H. Metz, returned autopsy findings indicating the cause of Pineiro-Perez’s death as homicide. The investigation is ongoing. Questions regarding the cause of death should be directed to the coroner’s office. In order to protect the integrity of this ongoing homicide investigation, no further details on the case will be released at this time.




Traci Landry

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office

Public Information Officer


985-384-1622 Ext. 714


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