Visually-impaired woman calls police to report missing husband, deputies find him murdered inside home

Deputies said woman reported her husband missing after 27 hours

NPSO Crime Scene Investigation. (Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office)

NATCHITOCHES, La. – Deputies in Louisiana made a grim discovery Thursday after a woman called about her missing husband.

Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies received a call Wednesday evening from a visually impaired woman who said she hadn’t heard from her husband since 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

Deputies arrived at the woman’s home in the 100 block of Levee Road to follow up on 76-year-old William Robert ‘Bob’ Lang Jr.’s disappearance and noticed that his vehicle was in the driveway.

“The responding deputy observed a broken window glass on the residence and requested permission to enter the home to look for Mr. Lang,” according to a press release from the NPSO.

Deputies went to the area where they saw the broken glass and discovered Lang’s body on the ground with several gunshot wounds to his body.

A photo of the scene posted on the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office Facebook page shows Lang’s car in front of the home.

Lang’s death has been ruled a homicide, and deputies have interviewed family members and canvased the area but have not yet been able to identify the shooter.

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Posted by Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office on Thursday, December 30, 2021

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