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  • $50,000 reward in California serial killer cold case

    June 15, 2016 12:02 PM

    SACRAMENTO - Authorities announced a $50,000 reward Wednesday as they renewed their search for an elusive serial killer they say committed at least 12 homicides, 45 rapes and dozens of burglaries across California in the 1970s and 1980s. The case has grown cold for the killer known by at least... more »
  • 18-year-old possible victim of murder in Tangipahoa Parish

    June 3, 2016 9:39 AM

    WATCH LIVE : Press conference on new details in yesterday’s double murder and body found in Natalbany. NATALBANY - Family members identified the victim of a possible murder in Tangipahoa Parish as 18-year-old Marquise Lightfoot. Sheriff's deputies reported they found a body in the yard of a residence... more »
  • Witnesses urged to come forward at ceremony for victims' families

    April 15, 2016 12:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Grieving families gathered in Baton Rouge Thursday night at a special ceremony hosted by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. Nearly everyone in attendance at the Evening of Remembrance lost loved ones to violence in 2015. More than 70 people were honored Thursday, including Brittney Mills,... more »
  • Unsolved homicides have grieving family reeling, demanding justice Play Video

    February 18, 2016 4:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- There's a high probability of murderers not getting caught if they commit their crimes in Baton Rouge. That's according to homicide statistics over the past two years in the city limits. According to the website, BatonRougeCrime.com which tracks homicides across the city, over the past two years... more »
  • Mother and son shot to death in McComb

    January 15, 2016 8:18 PM

    MCCOMB, Miss. - The McComb Police Department are investigating after a mother and son were shot and killed. Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Avenue L where they found Barbra Butler Conerly, 64, and her son Shawn Butler, 33, dead from gunshot wounds. Investigators believe the victims... more »
  • Tuesday shooting is first homicide for city police in 2016

    January 12, 2016 8:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified the victim of a shooting on North 23rd Street Tuesday night. 23-year-old Tyrell George was found shot on the side of the street near Jefferson Avenue just after 7 p.m., according to the Baton Rouge Police Department. The DA just arrived to... more »
  • New Orleans 2015 homicide rate up after dropping for 2 years

    January 1, 2016 3:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans homicide rate jumped 10 percent in 2015 after falling to a 43-year low in 2014. Police spokesman Tyler Gamble said in a news release Friday that detectives investigated 165 homicides last year. Gamble said the homicide rate in 2014 had dropped to 150, a... more »
  • Gonzales Police continue to seek ID of body found Saturday

    December 29, 2015 11:25 AM

    GONZALES - A Gonzales police detective says investigators believe a man whose body was found on the side of a city road Saturday was the victim of a homicide. Detectives say police still were trying to determine the man's identity and were awaiting autopsy results. Police Chief Sherman Jackson... more »
  • Gonzales police seeking help to identify body

    December 26, 2015 6:40 PM

    GONZALES – Police are asking for help to identify a man’s body found Saturday in Gonzales. The Gonzales Police Department said they received a call Saturday morning about a body found on the south side of Edenborne Parkway. Police said it appears someone dumped the body at that location.... more »
  • State Police identify victims in Clinton double murder

    December 8, 2015 1:03 PM

    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... more »
  • BRPD: Man found murdered inside home

    November 9, 2015 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they're investigating a homicide in Baton Rouge after the victim was found inside his home Monday morning. Baton Rouge Police said 42-year-old Jeffrey Fleming was found shot to death inside his residence at 5976 Victory Drive around 10 a.m. Police did not have... more »
  • Homicide spike draws alarm from Obama administration

    October 27, 2015 8:20 AM

    WASHINGTON- Rising homicide totals in many large American cities have raised alarms within the Obama administration. Federal officials have been drawing attention to the problem, with the Justice Department convening a summit for police chiefs. On Tuesday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch and President Barack Obama are expected to discuss criminal... more »
  • Caddo Parish detective makes arrest in 35-year-old homicide

    September 14, 2015 4:25 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A Shreveport man is jailed on a second-degree murder charge in a homicide that occurred 35 years ago. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator, in a news release, said the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force arrested 62-year-old Jimmy Lee Tigues on Monday at a Shreveport home. Tigues was booked... more »
  • Infant girl's death ruled homicide

    August 10, 2015 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Coroner's Office confirmed Monday that a three-month-old infant girl's death by blunt force trauma to the head and neck is a homicide. The child's father, 28-year-old John William Hope, was arrested Thursday night on cruelty charges. John and the girl's mother,... more »
  • New details in sex offender's murder; 2 arrested Play Video

    July 8, 2015 8:24 PM

    ZACHARY - New details are emerging about the arrest of two people Wednesday, connected to the murder of a sexual predator. Robert Noce was killed over the weekend and his body was stuffed into a 55-gallon drum. He was found dead in the drum at his home on South... more »
  • Zachary homicide victim was strangled, stabbed Play Video

    July 4, 2015 11:45 PM

    ZACHARY - Results of an autopsy on a man killed in Zachary over the weekend indicate that he was strangled and stabbed to death. Officials say the body was found at around 7pm on the 3000 block of South Vernon Road. Robert Noce, 48, of 3021 South Vernon... more »
  • Deputies identify victim in Summer Drive Shooting

    June 11, 2015 2:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies have identified the victim in the Summer Drive shooting as 35-year-old D'Andre T. Smith. The shooting happened just after noon. Deputies are still investigating the scene for clues Deputies said Smith was shot and killed in the 5300 block of Summer Drive Thursday.... more »
  • Mother of dead toddler speaks out Play Video

    June 10, 2015 7:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Joy Green is putting the pieces back together after losing her youngest child last week. "I never thought that when I dropped Angel off, on my way to work Friday that it would be my last time seeing my child," said Green fighting back tears. ... more »
  • New developments in Brandon Augusta murder investigation Play Video

    June 10, 2015 12:56 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Authorities say there may be new developments in the ongoing investigation of the 2014 murder of Brandon Augusta. In August, deputies found Augusta's body along the Mississippi River in Donaldsonville. Investigators say the body was beaten so badly that they could not positively identify it at the... more »
  • Worker accused in daycare death bonds out of jail

    June 9, 2015 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One of two women accused in the death of a toddler at an unlicensed daycare bonded out of jail Tuesday afternoon. Jail records showed 26-year-old April Wright received a $50,000 bond for the charge of negligent homicide. She and the owner of the unlicensed daycare, 47-year-old... more »
  • Feds: No evidence that black man's hanging was homicide

    May 29, 2015 3:02 PM

    JACKSON, MS - The Justice Department says investigators have found no evidence that the hanging death of a man in Mississippi was a homicide. The agency said in a news release Friday that the civil rights investigation into the death of Otis Byrd has been closed. Byrd was last seen... more »
  • Blakes murder trial begins Tuesday

    May 26, 2015 8:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A four year old Baton Rouge murder case is expected to begin trial today. Johnny Ray Blakes is accused of killing a mother of three in her home back in 2011. Police say Blakes forced his way into 25-year-old Rochel Christal's house on Byron Street and shot... more »
  • Rage to relief in Baltimore as 6 officers charged in death

    May 1, 2015 11:11 AM

    BALTIMORE - Rage turned to relief in Baltimore Friday when the city's top prosecutor charged six police officers with felonies ranging from assault to murder in the death of Freddie Gray. State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Gray's arrest was illegal and unjustified, and that his neck was broken because he... more »
  • Violent crime drops in Baton Rouge

    April 24, 2015 8:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Violent crime in Baton Rouge dropped a bit last year, but homicides showed an increase. According to crime statistics released Thursday by the Baton Rouge Police Department, homicides in Louisiana's capital city increased from 49 in 2013 to 53 in 2014, plus a 10 percent bump in aggravated... more »
  • Coroner: 2005 post-Katrina police shooting was a homicide

    April 1, 2015 4:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' coroner has classified the death of a man shot by a police officer in the chaos following Hurricane Katrina as a homicide. Coroner Jeffrey Rouse made the announcement Wednesday in the case of Henry Glover, whose body was burned by one police officer after another... more »
  • Second arrest as deputies look for double murder connections

    February 27, 2015 10:06 PM

    NEW ROADS- As deputies continue to search for double-murder suspect Jamie Croom, investigators are putting pressure on some of his closest pals. Friday, WBRZ News 2 learned, his half-brother, Elie Edwards, was arrested in connection with the investigation of the shooting deaths of Sinica and Lechelle Williams. Edwards was... more »
  • Mother charged in death of toddler son wedged in car window

    February 24, 2015 4:21 PM

    ZWOLLE - The mother of a 19-month-old toddler who died after becoming wedged in a car window has been charged with negligent homicide. The Times reported on Tuesday that Deunka Lynch, 26, of Zwolle was booked into the Sabine Parish Jail on Feb. 10, according to Zwolle Police Chief Daniel... more »
  • Deputies looking into double murder connections

    February 20, 2015 10:09 PM

    NEW ROADS - Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's deputies said they arrested a man for having a gun at the Sugar Shack night club the night of a double murder earlier this week . Terry Matthews was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Friday, the sheriff's... more »
  • Man stabbed, found dead in front yard

    February 19, 2015 6:26 AM

    LABADIEVILLE - Assumption Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating the slaying of a man whose body was found in his front yard in Labadieville. Deputies responded to a call Tuesday saying that the man, later identified as 20-year-old Daquan Rainey, was lying in a yard. Waguespack said Rainey had a small... more »
  • Deputies say second lounge shooter could be at large Play Video

    February 18, 2015 9:06 AM

    NEW ROADS - Investigators said they're looking into the possibility a second shooter could have been involved a pair of killings overnight at a New Roads lounge. Sheriff Bud Torres said in a press conference Wednesday morning that Jamie Croom was wanted for the murders of brother and sister... more »
  • Weapon used in Donaldsonville double-homicide connected to New Orleans shootings Play Video

    February 12, 2015 9:03 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office released new details on Thursday morning on the investigation into a double-homicide in Donaldsonville last month. Benny Booker, 29, and Chad Nichols, 37, were found dead on Latino Drive around 3:30 p.m. on Monday, January 26th. Crime scene investigators describes the murders... more »
  • Las Vegas-area arrest in 1988 NW Louisiana homicide

    January 26, 2015 12:52 PM

    BENTON - Sheriff Steve Prator says a 62-year-old man is being held in Nevada, awaiting extradition hearings in the 1988 murder of Claudell Staten in northwest Louisiana's Caddo Parish. He says Henry Robinson was arrested last week in the Las Vegas area. Prator says U.S. marshals took Robinson into custody... more »
  • Arrest made accidental shooting death Play Video

    January 10, 2015 8:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - One man is dead after what police said was an accident. The shooting happened in the 4900 block of Jefferson Avenue, Satuday afternoon. According to police, Demarcus Rheams, 20, and Jawan Billy, 19, was handling a gun in the back of a house when it... more »
  • Vehicle sought in BR's first murder of 2015

    January 7, 2015 3:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police released a photo Wednesday of a car sought in connection with Baton Rouge's first homicide of 2015. Baton Rouge Police said 19-year-old Naquian Robinson was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon. Investigators said the shooting happened during an attempted robbery in the 1900 block of Walnut... more »
  • Baby missing from home where mom, dad, uncle shot

    January 4, 2015 1:51 PM

    LONG BEACH, Calif. - Police say a 3-week-old girl is missing from a California home where the baby's mother, father and uncle were found shot. Long Beach police spokeswoman Marlene Arrona says officers went to the residence Saturday evening after receiving a call about the shooting. Officers found two brothers... more »
  • APSO: Son found father shot, killed at home

    January 2, 2015 6:38 PM

    LABADIEVILLE - Deputies said they're investigating the murder of a Labadieville man whose son found him shot to death at home Friday afternoon. The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office said Gordon Jones Sr., 63, was found around 1:30 p.m. Friday at his home on 3102 Highway 1 in Labadieville. ... more »
  • Nonfatal shootings in N.O. increase by 23 percent

    January 2, 2015 9:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Police Department set out this year to show that the city's 2013 homicide numbers, the lowest in nearly three decades, were not a fluke. As of late Wednesday afternoon, New Orleans had recorded 150 homicides in 2014, a marginal decrease from the 156 counted... more »
  • Murder charges filed against mother of dead toddler Play Video

    December 31, 2014 1:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police filed upgraded murder charges Wednesday against a Baton Rouge mother who investigators said slammed her toddler's head against a wall and killed her. Police said Candice Smith faces first degree murder charges for the death of 2-year-old Da'Laijha Smith. She was originally arrested on second... more »
  • Sheriff to state police: investigate inmate death

    November 23, 2014 4:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Orleans Parish sheriff has asked state police to investigate a jail death that the coroner says was homicide. Col. Mike Edmonson, head of state police, says he will meet with Sheriff Marlin Gusman on Monday to decide what to do. Authorities have said 40-year-old Willie Lee... more »
  • Body found in burned home identified

    October 20, 2014 11:14 PM

    GREENSBURG- Authorities have released the name of a woman found dead in the burned remains of a home recently . Monday, they identified the body of the 39-year-old as Marsha Allen. It was still not clear what caused her death, which has been classified as a homicide by the... more »
  • Body found after house fire may be homicide

    October 16, 2014 5:02 PM

    ST. HELENA PARISH - Detectives said they're treating the death of a 39-year-old woman found after a house fire Saturday as a homicide. Details are still scarce, but authorities said they will be releasing more information soon. The house was burned almost to its foundation and firefighters found... more »
  • Homicide investigation centers around burned house

    October 15, 2014 10:58 PM

    GREENSBURG- Sheriff's deputies said they are investigating a house fire as a homicide since a 39-year-old woman's body was discovered in the charred rubble of a house. The woman's name was not released. St. Helena Parish Sheriff's deputies said they are still working to notify family members. The... more »
  • Crash victim calls driver's lawyer 'hillbilly moron' Play Video

    October 15, 2014 6:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Danny Morris didn't pull punches when speaking about the defense attorney for the man accused of hitting him and killing his best friend. "That guy is a complete hillbilly moron," said Morris, referring to the defense's attempt to put onus on the two cyclist because they were... more »
  • Docs: Tsarnaev knew brother involved in 2011 case

    October 12, 2014 12:58 PM

    BOSTON - Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev say a prosecution witness is prepared to testify Tsarnaev knew his older brother was involved in a 2011 triple slaying. The information was revealed in a court filing by the defense late Friday. The filing seeks a number of items... more »
  • Shootings leave EBR neigbhorhoods on edge Play Video

    October 2, 2014 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A triple shooting just hours apart from each other have some people on edge, or finding new places to live. One happened in the 4100 block of Cannon Street and left a 24-year-old man dead. Another happened in the 6200 block of Callahan Street; that victim... more »
  • Death of abused 82-year-old now a homicide

    October 1, 2014 9:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Parish officials are now investigating a homicide after an 82-year-old woman was found dead inside a flea-infested home. The daughter of Bessie Looney and her granddaughter are accused of watching her die without helping her. Joleslie Looney, Bessie's daughter, and Lauren Looney, Bessie's granddaughter, currently face... more »
  • Concordia Parish authorities searching for killer

    September 26, 2014 3:09 AM

    MONTEREY - The Concordia Parish Sheriff's Office says finding the killer of a 63-year-old Monterey man is its top priority. Chief Deputy David Hedrick says John Perritt was found dead at his home about 11:30 a.m. Monday. Hedrick says Perritt had apparently been in the home for some time. Hedrick... more »
  • Sheriff: Arrest made in Livingston homicide

    August 30, 2014 5:23 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Deputies say they arrested a man they believe killed a woman in Livingston Parish Saturday morning. Officials say Caleb Lejune, 27, killed Joy Messina, 47, at the house they shared on the 28000 block of S. Satsuma Road. He was arrested after deputies stopped him traveling on... more »
  • 2 found dead on I-10 in New Orleans

    August 9, 2014 11:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Homicide Detectives in New Orleans are investigating the fatal shooting of two men on Interstate 10. Police say the killings are believed to have occurred around 3:30 a.m. Saturday in eastern New Orleans. Officers responding to a call about shots fired on the interstate found two men... more »
  • Charges in Jim Brady's homicide could prove tough

    August 9, 2014 10:54 AM

    WASHINGTON - The death of former White House press secretary James Brady has been ruled a homicide, but legal experts say bringing a case against his shooter, John Hinckley Jr., would prove difficult. District of Columbia police say an autopsy states the cause of Brady's death Monday at age 73... more »
  • Police: Overnight homicide under investigation

    July 20, 2014 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was shot to death in Baton Rouge late Saturday night and police are still looking for the gunman. Travis Denzel Polk, 21, was killed on the 3200 block of Mission Street which is just south of Winbourne Avenue. Baton Rouge police say Polk... more »
  • Police: Man shot, killed in middle of road Play Video

    July 11, 2014 4:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An investigation is underway after police found a man gunned down in the middle of the road. The shooting happened just after 10:00 p.m. Thursday night in the 200 block of South 17th St. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His name will... more »
  • Leger trial resumes following recess Play Video

    July 10, 2014 9:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The vehicular homicide trial of David Leger will resume today after the judge called for a recess yesterday. It was recessed because attorneys needed a day to figure out an evidence dispute. Leger faces five charges of vehicle homicide for the 2011 crash. Prosecutors said... more »
  • Man killed outside home identified Play Video

    July 10, 2014 5:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Homicide investigators in Baton Rouge are trying to solve the city's most recent murder. Police responded to the 12000 block of Cate Ave. in the Bellaire area just after 9:00 p.m. Wednesday night. They found Major Brown, 29, shot to death with numerous bullet wounds. No... more »
  • Husband shot and killed with kids in home, wife questioned

    July 8, 2014 9:39 AM

    KENNER - Kenner police are investigating a domestic-related homicide. Police say Tuesday morning's shooting involved a husband and wife who were separated. Sgt. Brian McGregor says children in the home called 911 around 2:30 a.m. to report gunshots. McGregor says officers arrived to find a man who had been shot... more »
  • Teen latest victim of New Orleans violence

    July 7, 2014 6:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police in New Orleans are investigating the city's latest homicide. A city news release says police responded to a call about gunfire early Monday in the city's Hollygrove neighborhood. The victim, described as an 18-year-old male, was found in the back yard of an abandoned house. He... more »
  • Shot, burned body found in New Orleans

    July 1, 2014 3:37 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Construction workers in eastern New Orleans have found the body of a woman who had been shot and burned. The body was found in shrubbery alongside Michoud Boulevard about 4 p.m. Monday. Police said that workers who came across the body were excavating the land nearby. The... more »
  • Sheriff: Children may have witnessed mother's death Play Video

    June 17, 2014 12:16 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Sheriff Jason Ard said some or all of a Livingston Parish woman's three young children may have witnessed her being beaten to death by her boyfriend overnight. Deputies arrested Jerry Pinestraw Jr., 37, on suspicion of killing Nicole Ozment, 29, at their Denham Springs residence. ... more »
  • Driver arrested in Basin Bridge crash

    June 15, 2014 7:55 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - State police says the driver of the car in the deadly crash on the Basin Bridge is out of the hospital and in jail. Investigators say Lois Rudd, 24, flipped her SUV over the guard rail on the Basin Bridge into the swamp below. In her... more »
  • Police: Man shot to death overnight

    June 15, 2014 11:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators say a man was shot and killed late Saturday night. Baton Rouge Police say Jeffery Francois, 28, was found in a driveway on the 5300 block of Underwood Avenue, which is off of N. Foster Drive. It was about 10:30 p.m. The case is... more »
  • Police: Woman charged with homicide after overnight deadly crash

    June 14, 2014 10:54 AM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - State police say one woman will be arrested on a homicide charge once released from the hospital. This after a fatal crash that caused traffic headaches for more than four hours Friday night into Saturday morning. Lois Rudd, 24, was traveling west on I-10 just past... more »
  • 3 die in suspicious Metairie apartment fire

    June 10, 2014 11:44 AM

    METAIRIE - Jefferson Parish homicide detectives are investigating the deaths of three people in a Metairie apartment fire. Sheriff's Office spokesman John Fortunato says fire investigators found evidence of an accelerant near the area where the fire started early Tuesday morning. Fortunato says the bodies of a woman in her... more »
  • Man accused of killing, burying roommate had previous, non-violent arrests

    May 20, 2014 12:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they arrested a Baton Rouge man after they found he'd murdered his roommate and buried him in a garden. Investigators arrested Douglas Studeman, 54, Tuesday on suspicion of killing Chester Oakley, 77, at Oakley's residence in the Alvin Dark area. Oakley's family said Studeman... more »
  • Deputies still looking for shooter in armed robbery

    February 27, 2014 6:53 AM

    LAPLACE - According to the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office, one man involved in an armed robbery and murder surrendered Wednesday night, but the accused gunman is still on the run. 22-year-old Dracier Dewey (left) was arrested and charged with armed robbery, principal to first degree murder... more »

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