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The Covington Police Department is investigating an apparent double homicide. Investigators responded to the 500 block of East Gibson Street in Covington around 7 am, finding two bodies burned beyond recognition. Covington police have arrested a suspect in connection with the double homicide. Antonio Donde Tyson was taken into custody on Monday and booked with first-degree murder, second-degree kidnapping, obstruction of justice, resisting an officer, and illegally possessing stolen items. Meanwhile, officials from St. Peter Catholic Church along 19th Avenue in Covington told WDSU a retired pastor, Father Otis Young, and an associate are missing at this time.St. Tammany Parish officials could not confirm if the two situations are connected right now. The identification of the victims has not been determined; the St. The Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office will release that information later. Both St. Scholastica Academy and St. Peter School in downtown Covington closed early on Monday due to the ongoing crime scene. Parish President Mike Cooper released the following statement: “Our hearts have been shattered by this unfathomable crime. We stand behind the Covington Police Department and St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office as they investigate this heinous action. Please join me in praying for the families and friends of the victims and the entire Covington community.” Officials with St. Peter Catholic held a vigil Monday night for the two members of the church that are still considered missing.

The Covington Police Department is investigating an apparent double homicide.

Investigators responded to the 500 block of East Gibson Street in Covington around 7 am, finding two bodies burned beyond recognition.

Covington police have arrested a suspect in connection with the double homicide.

Antonio Donde Tyson was taken into custody on Monday and booked with first-degree murder, second-degree kidnapping, obstruction of justice, resisting an officer, and illegally possessing stolen items.

Meanwhile, officials from St. Peter Catholic Church along 19th Avenue in Covington told WDSU a retired pastor, Father Otis Young, and an associate are missing at this time.

St. Tammany Parish officials could not confirm if the two situations are connected right now.

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Antonio Donde Tyson was arrested on Monday for being accused of double homicide.

The identification of the victims has not been determined; the St. The Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office will release that information later.

Both St. Scholastica Academy and St. Peter School in downtown Covington closed early on Monday due to the ongoing crime scene.

Parish President Mike Cooper released the following statement:

“Our hearts have been shattered by this unfathomable crime. We stand behind the Covington Police Department and St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office as they investigate this heinous action. Please join me in praying for the families and friends of the victims and the entire Covington community.”

Officials with St. Peter Catholic held a vigil Monday night for the two members of the church that are still considered missing.

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