4 posts tagged murder

Murder

Bridegroom murdered after visiting betrothed

Henry Dalton Forrest died violently on the eve of his wedding less than three hours after visiting his betrothed. The list of suspects includes former suitors of the bride-to-be, random bandits, and relatives of both the future bride and bridegroom, but oddly enough, the man arrested seemed to have no motive whatsoever.

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Crime Scene

Link considered in Reed, Jones murders

Two weeks ago, I recounted the brutality of Selonia Reed’s unsolved murder. Several readers responded, asking about a connection between Selonia Reed and Willie A. Jones—a man found murdered one week after the Reed slaying.

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Cold cases abound in southeast Louisiana

Dr. Boulahanis

Dr. Boulahanis

Last week, with the assistance of Southeastern Louisiana University Criminal Justice Professor Dr. John G. Boulahanis, we identified a gap existing between open and closed homicide cases and sent Public Records Requests to 16 agencies in the Florida Parishes, asking their help separating cases that have ended in an arrest from those abandoned when prosecutors refused to prosecute. ...

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Murder cases cleared “by exceptional means”

Louisiana Clearance Rates

Last Thursday, I filed public records requests with 16 law enforcement agencies in four parishes, requesting definitive lists of all homicide victims in each jurisdiction along with the status of each investigation going back 30 years. ...

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