Golden Meadow man charged with death of girlfriend


The Lafourche Parish Sheriff Office makes an arrest in the death of 41-year-old Dione Cheramie.

Deputies arrested Cheramie’s boyfriend, 44-year-old Travis Orso following an investigation into her death.

A police report says, “Shortly after 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 22, 2020, deputies responded to a 911 call of a woman, later identified as Cheramie, who had reportedly fallen into the bayou and was unresponsive. EMTs and firefighters also responded to the scene. Life-saving measures were attempted, but Cheramie was pronounced dead at the scene from an apparent drowning.

Orso, Cheramie’s boyfriend, was at the scene, and detectives questioned him about the incident. Through investigation, detectives learned Orso and Cheramie were traveling in a pickup truck on LA Highway 308 when they began to argue.”

Orso for the charge of Second Degree Murder and was booked into the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex in Thibodaux on the charge of Second Degree Murder. Bail is set at $500,000.