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Father Otis Young identified as one of the victims in brutal Covington slaying

A retired priest at St. Peter Catholic Church has been identified as one of the two homicide victims whose bodies were found badly burned behind a downtown business in Covington Monday morning.

The St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office identified the Rev. Otis Young as one of the victims late Tuesday. The cause of death was blunt and sharp trauma and manner of death, a homicide, the Coroner’s Office said.

In a crime that shocked the normally quiet Covington area, two bodies were found around 7 a.m. Monday by workers reporting for duty at a business in the 500 block of Gibson Street.

Covington police said they arrested a man who recently got out of jail, Antonio Tyson, on two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of kidnapping, possession of stolen property and obstruction of justice in the case. Police have not released details of the crime or what led to the arrest.

A June story in The Clarion Herald reported that Young had suffered a stroke in 2020, and had bypass heart surgery months later. He returned to St. Peter, but retired in July. A former accountant, Young had been ordained a priest in 2001 at the age of 49, The Clarion Herald reported.

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