Website launched, seeking answers
JENNINGS – A website has been launched by the multi-agency task force looking for the person/people who have been responsible for the deaths of eight women in Jeff Davis parish since 2005.
In a news release Tuesday, Jefferson Davis Sheriff Ricky Edwards announced the formation of the website which is www.jeff-daviscrimes.net.
Since 2005, Loretta Chaisson Lewis, Ernestine Daniels Patterson, Kristen Gary Lopez, Whitnei Dubois, Laconia “Muggy” Brown, Crystal Benoit Zeno, Brittney Gary and Necole Jean Guillory have gone missing and, with the exception of Guillory all were found in fields and canals in Jefferson Davis parish.
Two weeks ago Guillory’s body was found near the Egan Exit on I-10 just six miles within the Acadia parish line.
Though it has not been officially announced, it is widely believed that one person is responsible for the killings. Families of some of the victims have expressed frustration with local law enforcement and the lack of suspects.
In what could be a break in the case, it was reported last week that a young girl escaped an abduction attempt from who she described as an “older man driving a light blue truck with a dark blue check like insignia down its side.” The girl, who was initially afraid to come forward, changed her mind after Guillory’s body was found.
Some area residents have already taken their fight online.
A group about concerned with the Jennings killings called “Cease Fire in Jefferson Davis Parish” has been formed on the Facebook networking site. According to the group description, the site is for “people who want to get information about supporting nonviolence.” As of Tuesday, the site had over 500 members.