Sheriff: Man returns home to find wife tied up, dead

Officials investigating after woman's body found in Zachary home

ZACHARY, LA (WAFB) - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a woman was found dead in a home in Zachary Thursday, Mar. 21.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office identified the woman as Frances Jane Schultz, 74. She was shot multiple times and her death is being ruled as a homicide, according to the coroner’s report.

Sheriff Sid Gautreaux says the call came in around 8:20 p.m. to the home located in the 24000 block of Brian Road. Her husband, Art Schultz, called 911 after coming home to find his wife’s body bound in the home. The sheriff says there are signs of forced entry, leading them to believe this was a home invasion.

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The sheriff also says the husband left the home earlier in the day to attend a funeral and came back to find his wife dead and tied up. The couple had been married for 54 years.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a woman was found dead in a home in Zachary Thursday, Mar. 21. (Source: WAFB)
The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a woman was found dead in a home in Zachary Thursday, Mar. 21. (Source: WAFB)

EBRSO says they are questioning the husband and neighbors, who say there are horses on the property and that they’ve seen numerous people coming and going from the home to ride horses.

EBRSO officials confirm they are investigating the situation along with the Zachary Police Department.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call EBRSO, the Zachary Police Department, or Crimes Stoppers at 225-344-7867.

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