DESTREHAN, La. -- The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office said Wednesday a Destrehan man stabbed his live-in girlfriend to death and badly maimed her mother who is still in the hospital.
'It is very surprising because it's a very quiet neighborhood. Everyone stays to themselves,' Rick Lozier said.
In this Destrehan subdivision, neighbors could be spotted standing huddled on front lawn. Long-time residents like Lozier were shocked by a young mother's brutal death just doors away.
'My heart goes out to the family especially the mom who had to witness that. She walked in on her daughter being stabbed,' Lozier said.
That's exactly what the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office said happened inside this home in the 300 block of Madewood Drive.
Around 9 a.m., neighbors tell Eyewitness News 911 was dialed after a woman appeared at a neighbor's door badly stabbed, unable to talk and scribbling on a piece of paper to call police.
When detectives arrived, a young woman was found dead inside a bathroom. The sheriff's office says her mom ran from the house for help after being attacked by her daughter's boyfriend, Bruce Bourgeois.
'When she got over to the house she really realized there was a situation that occurred in the house. She saw blood in the house and may have interrupted a crime scene in progress,' said St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office Sgt. Dwayne LaGrange.
Neighbors say the young couple had lived in the house that was bought for them by a relative for about two years. According to neighbors, fighting could often be heard, and two young kids have also been spotted at the address.
As the manhunt inches closer to 'day two' for Bourgeois, neighbors hope whoever is responsible for the gruesome murder on their block is found.
'I'd like to see him caught,' said neighbor Sandy Huff. 'That won't restore her. I don't think he'll come back here. Not a fear of mine. I would like to see him pay for what he did.'
Authorities say Bourgeois is considered armed and dangerous. He may be driving a grey or silver Toyota scion with a license plate number VTE461.
If you spot him, call 911 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.