Golden Meadow Man Dies in Bayou after Attempted Theft
The body of a Golden
Meadow man was discovered in Bayou Lafourche after an attempted theft at a
Water Patrol deputies
discovered the body of Michael Gonzales (age 37) of Golden Meadow Friday
morning following the incident.
detectives learned a Golden Meadow resident exited his East Main Street home at
around 5:40 a.m. Friday, March 18, and discovered a man, later identified as
Gonzales, attempting to steal a small generator from a carport.
Upon realizing he had
been spotted, detectives learned, Gonzales began to flee with the generator.
Gonzales eventually dropped the generator in the driveway and continued running
toward Bayou Lafourche.
He then entered the
bayou and attempted to swim to the other side. At one point, a witness saw him
go underwater and never resurface.
deputies, along with assistance from Port Fourchon Harbor Police, began
searching for Gonzales, and he was found deceased later that morning.
Posted on Fri, March 18, 2016
by The Lafourche Gazette