Suspect in the Jeff Davis murders may have left area - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Suspect in the Jeff Davis murders may have left area

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC)- The multi-agency task force in charge of tracking down the person responsible for the deaths of eight Jeff Davis women says it's likely the suspect may be on the run, and has altered his appearance in the process. Investigators believe the suspect has left the area because of all the recent media attention.

 

KPLC 7 News is releasing a copy of the news release sent to all media outlets about the possible changes made by the offender.

From the Jeff Davis multi-agency task force news release:

The multi-agency task force comprised of Acadia, Calcasieu and Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Offices, Jennings Police Department, 15th & 31st District Attorney's Offices, LA State Police Region 2 CID Investigators/ Lake Charles, LA Attorney General's Office, and the FBI continue to aggressively investigate the murders of several women from the Jennings area.  The task force continues to seek information from the public, and will continue to share as much information as possible with the public about these investigations without jeopardizing the investigation or prosecution 

Due to recent media coverage and news releases, resulting in enhanced public awareness and combined with the sustained efforts of the task force, it is likely that the offender may have altered his behavior, habits and/or practices.  The following are additional examples of such changes possibly made by the offender:

  • The offender may have recently left the Jennings area, possibly in an abrupt manner, with no indication of prior planning.
  • The offender may have recently discontinued his contact with the area of Jennings formerly frequented by the victims.
  • The offender may have recently altered his physical appearance.
  • The offender may have altered the appearance of his vehicle, e.g., having his vehicle painted.

The task force encourages anyone with information to contact them at 337-824-6662. 

EVEN IF IT IS THOUGHT THAT  THE INFORMATION IS UNIMPORTANT  OR HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY REPORTED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT, PLEASE CALL:  "YOURS MAY BE THE CALL THAT SAVES LIVES."

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