Cary Chavis found dead at 36

Local community leader Cary Chavis has died. Chavis was 36.

Chavis was found dead Saturday afternoon in a room at a local motel,

Fondel said the Lake Charles Police Department responded to a 911 call

The Calcasieu Coroners Office has not released a cause of death at this time.

Fondel said the room was secured when Chavis was found.

Chavis hosted a podcast, The Cary Chavis Experience,

He 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.