Arrest made in Morgan City woman’s death – ruled as a homicide

Michael L. Guidry, 50 years of age, Address-Sixth St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 10/07/2018 @ 2:39 am. 

Charge: Warrant-First Degree Murder (Bond $1,000,000)
               Warrant- Bank Fraud (Bond $250,000)
               Warrant- Parole Violation 

  On October 01, 2018, the Morgan City Police Department began an investigation of a suspicious death at a residence located on 1200 Walnut Dr.  The victim, Patricia Lyn Russo, 70 years of age was discovered inside the home. Investigators initial assessment of the circumstances and evidence indicated that foul play was involved. Upon completion of the autopsy, the death was ruled a homicide. During the course of the investigation, Michael L. Guidry was developed as a suspect and warrants were issued for his arrest.

   On October 06, 2018 at 4:30 pm, Morgan City Police Department Detectives along with the assistance of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office located Guidry at a residence in Independence, La. and placed him under arrest. Guidry was booked into the Tangipahoa Parrish Jail as a fugitive. Guidry was transported from the Tangipahoa Parish Jail to the Morgan City Police Department and booked on First Degree Murder, Bank Fraud, and Parole Violation. Guidry remains incarcerated with his bail set at $1,250,000. 

  The investigation is still ongoing and if anyone has any information you are urged to contact the Morgan City Police Department at (985)-380-4605.