Sheriff investigating death of Brian Tumas

Greg Fischer Editor-in-chief

APSO reports today the mysterious death of 44-year-old Brian Tumas, who resided on Courtyard Drive in Pelican Point.

The sheriff's office is seeking information about Tumas's whereabouts on Thursday night. He was last seen by a family member at home around 8 p.m., Thursday.

Deputies arrived on a response to Courtyard Drive on Friday, November 3 at 4:45 a.m. to "a male lying in the street with apparent signs of trauma to the body," according to the APSO press release.

Tumas was found not far from his residence.

Tumas was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died from his injuries.

APSO is seeking information for the death investigation. They are reaching out to the community for help.

From APSO:

"Investigators are seeking information on anyone Tumas may have been with and his activities and or/location prior to being found on Courtyard Drive in Gonzales.

"Anyone who may have been friends or acquaintances with Tumas or any additional information regarding his death is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office at 225-621-4636 or by texting 847411 to our anonymous tip line from any cellular device or Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers at 235-344-STOP (7868). To be eligible for a cash reward, you must contact Crime Stoppers immediately."