BREAKING: Louisiana Catholic denomination ‘shaken’ by reports of double murder

However, a local reporter posted online that the parish’s former pastor and an employee of his at the church were reported to be the victims by “several people with knowledge of the situation.”

CNA is withholding the names of the alleged victims pending confirmation from authorities.

WGNO reported Monday that one of the victims may be a “longtime prominent member” of the community, according to “witnesses.”

Earlier on Monday, St. Peter Parish online: “We are aware of news reports of an apparent double homicide in downtown Covington. There is speculation as to the identity of the victims, but until this is confirmed by the medical examiner’s office, we cannot speculate on their identities.”

“Please pray for the victims and their families as we await final confirmation,” the post said.

Police said the bodies were found by police “in the 500 block of E. Gibson Street,” which is about half a mile from the church.

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