Crime lab: gun, casings found at Rogers murder scene match
ST. GABRIEL- Tests from the state crime lab confirmed to investigators what they believes was fact all along: casings and a gun found inside the home of murdered TV personality Scott Rogers were linked to each other.
The details, released Monday, are the first in a series following work done at the crime lab surrounding the death investigation of Rogers and Mathew Hodgkinson. Investigators with the Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office are awaiting cell phone records, including call logs and messages.
Hodgkinson killed Rogers at their home in Iberville Parish at the end of August. Hodgkinson, who was Rogers' son-in-law, was also reportedly romantically involved with Rogers. Rogers hosted a TV show featuring local community events.
Authorities have raised questions about the marriage between Rogers' daughter and Hodgkinson. Some have called it a sham.
WBRZ learned the gun was found near Hodgkinson's body.
Before he was killed, Rogers had become the focus of a federal grand jury surrounding possible mail, wire and immigration fraud.
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