AMW to air homicide suspect Joe Constance - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

AMW to air homicide suspect Joe Constance

The following is a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office:

Lake Charles, LA –
Calcasieu Parish's Homicide Suspect, Joe Constance will air on Fox's America's Most Wanted Saturday night.  Constance is Wanted by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office for 1st Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Aggravated Burglary.  These charges stem from the June 5th Murder of Jeannette Duhon.  Constance has been on the run since the homicide disappearing in a rural area in Cameron Parish and he basically vanished in a marsh / swamp area.  The Western District of Louisiana's Violent Offender Task Force (VOTF) has been working alongside the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office since the homicide.  Early this month America's Most Wanted traveled to Lake Charles and reenacted the homicide, the search, and interviewed Sheriff Mancuso of Calcasieu Parish, Sheriff Duhon of Cameron Parish, and Deputy U.S. Marshal Michael Dicharry.  The Western District of Louisiana's VOTF will be on hand Saturday night awaiting tips developed from the show.  America's Most Wanted is scheduled to air on Fox Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m. Central Time as a two-hour special. 

Henry Whitehorn, the United States Marshal for the Western District of Louisiana, said, "The coordinated effort of all law enforcement to bring dangerous criminals to justice ensures that the streets and neighborhoods of Louisiana are a safer place to raise our children."

The Violent Offender Task Force in Lake Charles is a team comprised of full-time law enforcement officers from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office and the Lake Charles Police Department.  Task Force Officers from Lafayette will join forces with Task Force Officers from Lake Charles along with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office awaiting tips. 

Should you have information as to Constance's whereabouts please contact:

America's Most Wanted: 1-800-Crime-TV

US Marshals, Lake Charles: (337) 437-7213 or (337) 437-7315

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office: (337) 491-3605


A Wanted Poster for Constance can be found here: http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/la-w/fugitives/pdf/constance.pdf

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