Published on: October 4, 2022, 03:31 am.
Last update: 4 October 2022, 03:40.
A teenager was found dead at the Paragon Casino Resort in Louisiana earlier this week. The cause of her death was not immediately known.
The lifeless body was first discovered Monday at the Marksville gaming property. An initial examination revealed that the unnamed 17-year-old girl was not stabbed or shot by a gun, KALB, reported a local television station. More tests will be performed.
Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Police are conducting a thorough investigation of the incident and are also working with Paragon management and the local medical examiner.” Harold Pierite, chief of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Police, said in a statement.
The casino opened in 1994. The Marksville gaming complex is located approximately 138 miles northwest of Baton Rouge, La.
The previous corpses of the Casino
The discovery of a body at a casino has also occurred at other locations. In January, a body was found in the garage of the Horseshoe Indianapolis Racing and Casino, located in Indiana.
Also in September 2021, a woman’s body was found in the parking lot of the South Point Casino & Spa in Las Vegas. The death did not appear suspicious, but may have involved “self-inflicted toxins,” according to the report KVVU, a Nevada television station. Last year, authorities continued to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death.
In another incident, two women were found in August 2021 shot to death on a hotel bed in a room at the Palms Place Hotel & Spa in Las Vegas, part of the Palms Casino Resort. Their deaths have been ruled a murder-suicide.
Authorities have concluded that 39-year-old Josie Tyler-Montgomery was fatally shot at the hotel by 39-year-old April Montgomery. The two got married in 2020.
Tyler-Montgomery’s death has been ruled a homicide. She suffered a fatal head wound. April Montgomery’s death was a suicide Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. She also suffered a head injury. There were additional injuries to her body.
Tribu takes over casino operations
In other casino news, in 2021 the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana announced that its gaming authority had taken over management of the Paragon Casino Resort. The tribe entered into an arrangement with Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment, which managed the property.
Over the course of the partnership, Paragon reduced its debt by two-thirds. The property expects to be debt-free by 2028.
The casino recently reintroduced such employee benefits as a 401(k) match and a bonus program. Paragon also raised wages for workers.
Joe Horn places the first bet
Also in October 2021, Joe Horn, a former player for the NFL’s New Orleans Saints, placed the first legal sports bet in Louisiana history at the Paragon Casino Resort, according to him. USA Today Network. Horn’s bet was a seven-team bet.
The bet was placed at Paragon’s sportsbook called The Draft Room. It is operated in partnership with Betfred Sports.
The Draft Room has theater seating, a restaurant, bar, 112 television screens and three VIP “fan caves” for private groups, the report said.
Since it is a tribal casino, it is not regulated by the Louisiana Gaming Commission. The state does not collect income either.