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Father mourns son found dumped in Livingston Parish

4 years ago August 08, 2011 Aug 8, 2011 Monday, August 08 2011 Monday, August 08, 2011 2:55:05 PM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Chris Nakamoto

BATON ROUGE- The father of a man murdered in Baton Rouge then dumped in Livingston Parish is trying to find out why his son was murdered over the weekend.

Carl Ellis' son, Jonathan Ellis was shot to death at a car wash on North Sherwood Forest near Choctaw over the weekend.  Baton Rouge Police arrested 34-year old JeanPaul Creppel and 26-year old Danielle Palermo in connection to the murder.

According to investigators, Ellis drove his car to the car wash on Saturday night with Palermo in the front seat.  Creppel was waiting in a white truck at the car wash.  Detectives believe, Creppel shot Ellis, loaded him in the trunk of his own car, then drove him to Livingston Parish where he left his body.

"It's just senseless, a senseless tragedy," Carl Ellis said. 

Ellis said his son never got into trouble and was in school learning to become a Medical Technician.

"He doesn't have many friends in Baton Rouge," Ellis said. "He grew up in Slidell, but moved here to...better himself," Ellis said.

Authorities say they don't believe drugs were involved at the car wash. The exact motive behind the killing is unclear.

News 2 pulled Creppel and Palermo's criminal record.  Palermo didn't have one.  However, Creppel had a lengthy record.  A bench warrant was issued for his arrest after he didn't show up to court for an aggravated battery charge earlier this year.

Ellis' father hopes he gets answers soon as to why the pair allegedly murdered his son.

"He was a good kid, and this whole thing should have never taken place," Ellis said.

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