CALCASIEU PARISH, LA. (THECOUNT) — Lake Charles, Louisiana community leader and podcast host, Cary Chavis, was found dead Saturday in a Calcasieu Parish motel room.

Chavis, 36, was found deceased Saturday afternoon in a room at a local motel, Deputy Chief Franklin Fondel confirmed.


According to Fondel, the Lake Charles Police Department responded to a 911 call at the undisclosed motel at 1:14 p.m. on reports of an unresponsive man.

The Calcasieu Coroner’s Office did not provide a cause of death.

Fondel said the room was secured when Chavis was found.

Chavis hosted a podcast, The Cary Chavis Experience, and was instrumental in organizing several recent political debates. Chavis also worked in marketing and PR.

A candlelight vigil will take place tonight at the Civic Center Seawall at 8:00 p.m.

Geo quick facts: Calcasieu Parish is a parish located on the southwestern border of the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2020 census, the population was 216,785. The parish seat is Lake Charles. Calcasieu Parish is part of the Lake Charles, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area with a population of 194,138.Wikipedia

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