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State Police identify victims in Clinton double murder

1 year 1 day 5 hours ago December 08, 2015 Dec 8, 2015 Tuesday, December 08 2015 December 08, 2015 12:03 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Brock Sues

CLINTON - Louisiana State Police have identified the victims of a double murder that happened in Clinton Sunday afternoon.

The victims are 46-year-old Kem Smith of Clinton and 39-year-old Clifton Cowan, Jr. of Zachary.

East Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s deputies and State Police reported the arrest of 31-year-old Eric Sanders for two counts of first degree murder Monday afternoon. The morning arrest followed the discovery of the bodies of Smith and Cowan in a residence on LA 10 near Clinton Sunday afternoon.

The investigation revealed that Smith and Cowan were boyfriend and girlfriend. As detectives probed the matter further, they developed Sanders as a suspect, learning in the process that Sanders is the ex-husband of the female victim.

State Police have yet to release details about how the suspected double murder was carried out.

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