WASHINGTON PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Washington Parish authorities are investigating a shooting death after a woman was found dead by her friends in her own bed.
Around midnight Tuesday deputies were dispatched to Highway 16 south of Franklinton in reference to a shooting.
Deputies said friends called the sheriff's department after they had been unable to contact Donna Arceneaux, 40.
They went to check on her at her residence and found her in bed with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the sheriff.
"It is always tragic when any person loses their life in such a manner," said Sheriff Randy Seal. "Our detectives will continue to investigate this shooting death until the matter is resolved. Meanwhile, I ask you to join with me in prayer for the victim's family and friends."
Seal also said the case is being treated as an unclassified death at this time.
The Louisiana State Police Crime Lab has been on site processing the scene for evidence. An autopsy has been scheduled.
The investigation is ongoing.