BAYOU L’OURSE--- Sheriff Mike Waguespack
reports that on Monday, May 26, 2014 at approximately 4:07am, the Assumption
Office received a 911 call from 173 Felicia Street, Bayou L’Ourse, La. about
someone inside the residence. A
preliminary investigation indicates the suspect, William S. Powers, Jr., 32
year old W/M of 170 Felicia Street, Bayou L’Ourse, La. entered the unlocked
residence. He then entered the master
bedroom where victim (1), Mark Massoletti, 52 year old W/M, was in bed asleep
with his girlfriend and attacked him.
His girlfriend awoke, ran to get help from Mark’s son, victim (2), Micheal
Massoletti, 23 year old W/M, who was asleep with his wife in another bedroom. The wife of Micheal was able to flee the
residence and ran to a neighbor’s house and called 911 a second time. While she fled the residence, an on-going
struggle ensued between Mark’s girlfriend and his son with the suspect. After killing father and son, Powers then
took his own life with what appears to be a small caliber rifle. The two females were later sent to a local
hospital for minor injuries and are expected to be released later today.
three deceased individuals are being sent to the Orleans Parish Coroner’s
office today and autopsies are scheduled to be performed Tuesday morning. Both deceased victims appear to have suffered
from multiple cuts and lacerations but actual cause of death will be determined
upon completion of the autopsies.
Detective Captain Darren Crochet is the lead
investigator. If you have any
information concerning this case or others, please contact the Criminal
Investigative Division at 985-526-1627 or Communications Division at