Man arrested after confessing to killing Kentwood couple, says deputies
KENTWOOD, La. - Deputies arrested a man on Friday after he confessed to authorities about killing a Kentwood couple who was reported missing on Thursday (Feb. 18).
The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 34-year-old Kevin Buckley.
Couple Iva Jane Travis, 54, and Lewis “Payton” Travis, 55, had not been seen or heard from since Valentine’s Day, according to a report.
Through an investigation, deputies interviewed Buckley who lived with the couple and worked with Payton for many years. When deputies spoke with Buckley in regards to the couple's whereabouts, he confessed to killing both victims and revealed the location of their bodies, according to TPSO.
TPSO believes that a disagreement led Buckley to harm the couple.
Buckley was taken into custody and has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder.
This investigation remains ongoing.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Car removed from bayou after overnight crash
Surveillance video shows vehicle crashing into bayou
Sheriff's office looking for burglars seen roaming Central suburbs
Deputies searching Iberville Parish waterway for car that went underwater
United States Police Canine Association region 10 trials
LSU pitcher Matt Beck gets his moment at the plate
Brusly baseball needs extra innings to win regional series with Jennings.
Southern Athletic Director Roman Banks talks about coaching search
Drew Brees and Sean Payton enjoy the Zurich Classic
Legendary Parkview coach Kenny Guillot passes away at 76