Louisiana: Blind woman calls police over missing husband who’s found shot dead in bed

The police were called to report a missing person but found the man dead in bed

Police were called to report a missing person but found the man dead in bed (Image: Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office)

A man reported missing by his blind wife has been found shot dead in his own bed in an alleged murder.

William Robert ‘Bob’ Lang Jr., 76, had not been in contact for more than a day, so police visited his home in Natchitoches, Louisiana on Wednesday, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office

When questioning his wife, who described his disappearance as “unusual”, MPs found that all of his vehicles were parked on the property.

They also found that a window was broken and asked permission to enter the house.

In it they discovered Lang – a former candidate for the US Senate – with multiple gunshot wounds.

He was pronounced dead at the scene and the police are treating the death as a suspected murder, although no arrests have been made.

It is not exactly clear why Mr. Lang’s visually impaired wife did not hear the gunshots for more than 24 hours and did not find her husband’s body.

An autopsy was performed and detectives spent Thursday interviewing family and friends and looking for surveillance videos in the area, the statement said.

“Our investigators are working tirelessly to arrest the person or persons who were involved in the murder of Mr. Lang,” the sheriff’s office said. “We express our condolences to the Lang family.”

Social media posts revealed that Mr. Lang ran for the Senate as a Conservative Independent in 2010 and also ran an unsuccessful campaign to become Louisiana Governor in 2011.

In his campaign literature at the time, he described himself as a United States Navy combat veteran and a volunteer fire chief / assistant chief for 20 years.

Describing the Obama administration at the time as “slightly to the left of anarchy”, he said he feared the country was “on the verge of financial disaster and transition from a constitutional republic to a socialist / communist form of government”.

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