Four victims identified in quadruple homicide - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Four victims identified in quadruple homicide

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The four victims from Monday's quadruple homicide at the Fairview North Trailer Park were identified by authorities on Tuesday.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Department says that 28-year-old Crystal Dawn Fruge, 29-year-old Kendrick Warren Lavergne, 19-year-old Terry Lynn Banks and 26-year-old Jessica M. Eugene were found murdered in a mobile home off of Tom Hebert Road on Monday.

According to the Sheriff's Office Crystal Fruge owned the two bedroom trailer and resided there with Jessica Eugene. We're told Lavergne and Banks were visiting at the time of the murders.

Officers say they received a call around 10 a.m. Monday morning from Fruge's mother who discovered a body near the door at the trailer. She had went there concerned because she had not talked to Crystal in a couple of days. 

All day Monday the CPSO Forensics team combed the scene for evidence. According to Sheriff Tony Mancuso they have collected more than 300 pieces of evidence that is currently being processed at the Crime Lab.

Investigators are still trying to establish a motive. As for a cause of death in the murders, Sheriff Mancuso will only say, "These were brutal murders. There were several acts of violence involved."

At this time no suspect has been named, but authorities are looking for a vehicle in connection with the crime. It's a blue 2000 Ford Explorer XLT, four door, with Mississippi license plate LCE 755. The tag also says Lauderdale, for Lauderdale County, Mississippi.

For now investigators are still awaiting autopsy results by the Calcasieu Coroner to determine the cause of death and help narrow down the timeline of events. Sheriff Mancuso says all four victims were last accounted for late Friday evening. Mancuso says they have received several good tips and are following several leads, but urge anyone who may know anything to call Crime Stoppers at 439-2222. Callers can remain anonymous.

We'll have more on this story as it becomes available on KPLC and on kplctv.com.

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