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Search for suspected family killer continues

3 years 1 month 1 week ago April 18, 2014 Apr 18, 2014 Friday, April 18 2014 April 18, 2014 3:14 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Troy Gaulden

GONZALES - The driveway at Dewona Green's house in Gonzales is turning into a memorial for her and her 12-year-old son who were killed Thursday morning.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office has not found the alleged killer Ronald Green Sr., who may have gone through with his plan to jump to his death off a bridge. Deputies say they're no longer using helicopters and boats to search for Green in the river, but did tell News 2 that they are following up on some leads as the investigation continues.

"There's always that slim possibility that he staged the whole thing trying to get away with murder. So we're going to keep searching for him until we find him dead or alive," said Tony Bacala.

Two crosses, flowers, and stuffed animals sit in front of the home as a reminder of the tragic loss.

Deputies say Ronald Green Sr. shot and killed his wife Dewona Green,40, and their son Ronald Green Jr.

"To think about shooting your wife and 12-year-old son is just unimaginable. It's tragic. It's something that should never, ever happen," said Bacala.

Bacala says deputies have been called to the residence a few times in the past year.

"About a year ago on at least on or two occasions we've been called to the house, nothing serious. They just weren't getting along, and they called the police. This year, again, she called on the seventh to report there was some confrontation," he said.

Dewona Green obtained a temporary protective order against her husband on April 11. Her husband violated the order the next day at Dewona's grandmother's house in Baton Rouge.

"When she decided to leave he started following her. She was taking evasive maneuvers turning right and turning left, and he kept following her. Fortunately she bumped into some Baton Rouge police officers," said Bacala.

Baton Rouge Police arrested Green and charged him with violation of a protective order. Days later Green broke into his family's home and allegedly murdered his wife and their son.

The community is planning a candlelight vigil Saturday at 8 p.m. on Lakeway Cove Avenue in Gonzales.

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