Elderly man found unresponsive in his driveway

Allison B. Hudson

Ascension Parish Chief Deputy Tony Bacala reports the death of an elderly Donaldsonville man.

On the morning of April 22, 2011 (Good Friday) ninety-two year old

Versie Dunn was found unresponsive in his driveway on West 3rd Street in

Donaldsonville, Louisiana. He lived alone in his home and was to turn

ninety-three on May 18.

A preliminary investigation suggested that Dunn sustain injuries from a

fall. He was immediately hospitalized for injuries to the left side of

his head, shoulder and hip. Even though Dunn's medical records reflect

that his injuries are consistent with a fall it is still undetermined if

Dunn fell accidentally or someone pushed him to the ground, Bacala said.

The Dunn family told authorities that Dunn often carried a couple of hundred dollars. When Dunn was found authorities discovered that

he had no cash on him and his wallet was missing. Authorities state that

it is a possibility that Dunn was pushed and robbed but that cannot be

confirmed. In addition, it cannot be confirmed that he had a wallet or

money on him at the time of his fall.   

At this juncture of the investigation multiple canvasses have been

conducted in the area of Dunn's home in an effort to obtain more

details. A number of individuals have also been interviewed in hopes of

gathering more facts of the death investigation.

While still hospitalized on May 5, 2011, after developing additional

complications caused from the initial fall, ninety-two year old Versie

Dunn succumb to his injuries. 

With the possibility of foul play being involved, the Sheriff's Office

is offering a $1000 reward to anyone who can provide information that

leads to a conclusive determination regarding the cause and

circumstances of Dunn's death.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Ascension Parish

Sheriff's Office at 225-621-INFO (4636) or Crime Stoppers at

225-344-STOP (7867).