Monday, June 10, 2013

Father Medina Cruz: Priest's body found in Alexandria Motel



Police in Alexandria are investigating the death of a Catholic priest found dead in a local motel on Friday.

Officers were called the Value Place Motel for a welfare concern, and found Father Jamie Medina-Cruz dead in one of the rooms there.

Police say there were no signs of foul play. They say they are not releasing any further details at this time.

Father Medina Cruz, 48, was on administrative leave from Saint Mary's Assumption Catholic Church in Cottonport, after he was arrested and charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile. A grand jury in Avoyelles Parish had recently indicted him on those charges.

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KSLA

By KSLA Staff

ALEXANDRIA LA (KSLA/KALB)