Alleged serial killer on Jeff Davis' radar

By Lee Peck - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Years of investigation comes full circle as 43-year-old Jeffery Lee Guillory of Lafayette was escorted to jail in handcuffs charged in the murders of three Baton Rouge Women dating back to 1999.

February 20, 1999: Florida Edwards, 36

July 25, 2001: Sylvia Cobb, 36

April 11, 2002: Renee Newman, 46 1501 Laurel Street

Baton Rouge Police say it was Guillory's fingerprint that linked him to the death of Cobb and DNA evidence to Edwards and Newman.

"The technology continues to improve, the efforts of investigators is ongoing... Even after many other people have forgotten those crimes every occurred," said Sgt. Don Kelly with Baton Rouge Police.

Now labeled a suspected serial killer, investigators say Guillory remains a suspect in several other unsolved murders of women in the Baton Rouge area that occurred during the late 1990s and early 2000s.

But is he a suspect in the murders of the Jeff Davis Eight? Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff Ricky Edwards says they're looking into that possibility and have been in contact with Baton Rouge authorities. Sheriff Edwards goes on to say, "Guillory has been on the radar of our investigation since 2007. However it's important to note Guillory has been incarcerated on unrelated charges since January 25, 2008 and therefore could not be responsible for the deaths of Laconia "Muggy" Brown, Crystal Shay Benoit Zeno, Brittney Gary or Necole Guillory."

Investigators in Baton Rouge held a news conference Thursday morning to discuss further details of the investigation.

Meanwhile anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Multi-Agency Task Force investigating the Jeff Davis deaths at 337-824-6662.

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