Update: Two law students dead in murder-suicide on Willow Street


Officials from the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office remove the first body from an apartment on the 5500 block of Willow Street following a murder-suicide. 

Thomas O'Brien, Managing Editor and Brendan Lyman

Update [5:04 p.m.]: 


President Michael Fitts confirmed in an email sent around 5 p.m. that the two individuals who died in Sunday’s murder-suicide were Sara LaMont and Wajih Mazloum, two second-year students at Tulane University Law School. 


Fitts said administrators are in contact with family and friends of LaMont and Mazloum, and urged anyone in need of counseling services to seek them by contacting Counseling and Psychological Services at 504-314-2227.


Update [2:23 p.m.]:


A 28-year-old man fatally shot his 25-year-old girlfriend before shooting and killing himself, New Orleans Police Department spokesman Gary Flot said in a press release sent around 2:10 p.m. 


Police responded to the call on the 5500 block of Willow Street at approximately 9:55 a.m. Sunday. A roommate told police that he walked inside and found them dead. Detectives found a handgun next to the man. 


The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will perform an autopsy.

For those in need of help, contact Counseling and Psychological Services at 504-314-2277. The CAPS office, located in the Science and Engineering Complex, is open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. CAPS provides mental health counseling and other related services. 

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-8255.


Original story:


A 28-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman are dead in a murder followed by suicide Sunday morning on the 5500 block of Willow Street, New Orleans Police Department Spokesman Garry Flot said. 
NOPD and the Tulane University Police Department were on the scene. Officials from the Orleans Parish Coroner’s office removed the two bodies from an apartment at approximately 1:30 p.m.  
Updates will follow as more information becomes available.

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