CHOCTAW, LA (WVUE) - A Choctaw man is dead after Lafourche Parish deputies said he set fire to his own home.
Deputies identified the man as Samuel Farace Jr., 57.
According to investigators, Farace shot and killed his dog the afternoon of Sept. 22, then set the home on fire.
Firefighters got to the home in the 200 block of Choctaw School Road, but didn't find Farace and his dog inside until after the fire was out.
An autopsy conducted late Friday afternoon determined Farace died in the fire.