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ETHEL- Federal agents have joined the investigation looking for two suspects accused in a double murder last April in Ethel.

U.S. Marshals are looking for Armando Diaz and Dulce Funez, who were here illegally. Detectives could not find proper citizenship paperwork on either of them.

Connie and Eddie Earl Hall were found stabbed multiple times in their home in the 4000 block of Lillian Lane. At least one of the suspects worked for the Halls, but a motive behind the double murder is unclear.

"This is a priority," East Feliciana Parish Sheriff Detective Kevin Garig said. "Right now, it is my top priority. I'm assigned to work this case until there's a resolution."

The daughter of the victims declined to do an on-camera interview today. She told WBRZ she was threatened with an arrest if she divulged any information surrounding the investigation. However, she did say she was unsatisfied with the pace of the case.

"Since I'm the lead detective, I think about it everyday," Garig said. "It just really depends where we are with the case how much time we spend every week. Some week we spend the whole week working on it, the next week may spend little time working on it."

As the hunt continues for the pair who turned a quiet community upside down, investigators say they are open to any tips that people may have to track down the pair.

It's unclear if Funez and Diaz are still in the area.


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