Authorities to be DNA tested

BY Paula Guillory


Jeff Davis Parish along with surrounding area residents are still on edge and all too aware that there is a serial murderer among them. He has seemed to elude captors throughout his heinous murder spree of eight women.

It is frightening to imagine that this murderer can be someone citizens make contact with in their everyday life, from shopping at the supermarket to visiting the park he could be seen several times a day.

These eerie suspicions have led some area residents to even doubt those who are hired to protect and serve their community. According to Jennings Police Chief Johnny Lassiter, “There are several rumors circulating, with residents believing that law enforcement could be involved.”

In order to end these ideas, and restore confidence in the Jennings authorities, the Jeff Davis Sheriff department, Jennings city police, and individuals from assisting agencies will have their DNA tested against evidence collected throughout the investigation of the Jennings 8. Police Chief Lassiter, explained, investigating officers that respond to any scene should have their DNA tested. This eliminates those DNA profiles, that are bound to be at the scene, as possible suspects.

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