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Bourg woman raising children of murdered mother found shot to death

Pamela Johnson, 56, was found dead in her Bourg home. (Source: TPSO) Pamela Johnson, 56, was found dead in her Bourg home. (Source: TPSO)
BOURG, LA (WVUE) -

A 56-year-old woman was shot to death inside her home in Bourg, according to Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter.

Patrolmen and detectives responded to a residence Tuesday morning in the 4000 block of Country Drive around 8:30 a.m. after receiving information that a woman was dead.

Investigators found the body of Pamela Johnson inside her house, dead of an apparent gunshot wound.

Johnson was raising her two God children, who lost their parents to a murder-suicide a few years ago. The girls' uncle said his brother shot and killed the girls' mother before turning the gun on himself.

Johnson stepped in to raise the children. Now, the uncle says he will do the same.

The victim and her husband were going through a divorce, according to a family friend. But people who live nearby said the Johnsons were great neighbors.

No suspects are in custody at this time.

If anyone has any information concerning this crime, please contact Crimestoppers at 1-877-743-7433 or TPSO at 876-2500.   

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