Posted: Aug 24, 2011 2:51 AM by Brittany Rivas
Updated: Aug 24, 2011 2:51 AM
GRAMERCY- Authorities continue to search for a Vacherie man who jumped from the Veterans' Memorial Bridge Tuesday after leading authorities on a high-speed chase in St. James Parish.
Kylan Laurent, 22, fled from troopers after they initiated a traffic stop on him on LA-18 in St. James Parish.
During the pursuit, Laurent stopped near the top of the Veterans' Memorial Bridge and jumped over the bridge rail into the Mississippi River.
Detectives say Laurent was originally the suspect in an aggravated battery and false imprisonment case in Baton Rouge. He's also been tied to several additional cases in the Baton Rouge area.
After working with detectives from Kenner Police Department and Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, they were able to name Laurent as a suspect in a homicide investigation being conducted by Kenner Police Department and two homicide investigations being conducted by Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.
Each of the cases remains under investigation and detectives from all agencies are working in partnership to bring the cases to closure.