Two indicted in case of Louisiana teen found dead in swamp
MAUREPAS, La. (AP) - Two people have been indicted in connection to the death of a Louisiana teen whose body was found in a swamp.
AL.com reported Monday that 36-year-old John Cowart and 33-year-old Justin Scivicque were indicted on charges related to 19-year-old Emily Rodgers' death. The news outlet cites District Attorney Scott Perrilloux's office as saying that Cowart was indicted on a second-degree-murder charge. It says Scivicque was indicted on obstruction of justice.
Rodgers was reported missing on Feb. 9. Her body was found days later. Conflicting accounts of those close to the case caused police to suspect foul play. Authorities say an autopsy shows Rodgers died from blunt-force injuries.
Al.com reports that 28-year-old Derek Williford also has been charged, as an accessory to second-degree murder. Williford has pleaded not guilty.