Suspect in custody after 2 women killed in Louisiana; pregnant 19-year-old among the victims


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URANIA, Louisiana — Police say a man has been taken into custody after two women, including one who was pregnant, were found dead in central Louisiana.

KNOE-TV ( reports Randy Eugene Waits faces two counts of first-degree murder after he was arrested Thursday in LaSalle Parish.

Deputies on Wednesday found 76-year-old Erma Cotton dead in her Urania home from an apparent gunshot. Family members told authorities she had been unreachable.

Nineteen-year-old Kylie King Duncan, who was at the adjacent property that day, was reported missing Wednesday. Her body was found the next day a few miles from Cotton's home.

It was not immediately clear if Waits has a lawyer.

Information from: KNOE-TV,

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