Sunday, May 19 2013 5:58 PM EDT2013-05-19 21:58:26 GMT
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Authorities are urging motorists to avoid I-10 West and East bound at mile marker 25 due to a tanker truck on fire. Fire crews are still working to extinguish flames on an 18-wheel oil tanker. LouisianaMore >>
Louisiana State Police is investigating an oil tanker tractor fire on Interstate 10 that caused major traffic delays Sunday afternoon. More >>
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The Southwest Louisiana Tea Party movement began picking up steam in 2009 as members from throughout the five parish area began gathering for rallies and becoming more visible and involved in local governmentMore >>
The Southwest Louisiana Tea Party movement began picking up steam in 2009 as members from throughout the five-parish area began gathering for rallies and becoming more visible and involved in local government and the political scene.More >>
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An arrest has been made in the 1962 death of Mary Horton Vail. Vail was found dead in the Calcasieu River in October 1962, her husband, Felix Vail, claimed she was the victim of a boating accident. TheMore >>
Mary Horton Vail was found dead in the Calcasieu River in October 1962. Her husband, Felix Vail, claimed she was the victim of a boating accident.More >>
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Friday marks the anniversary of the first woman reported missing in the Jeff Davis Eight case. On May 17, 2005, 28-year-old Loretta Chaisson Lewis went missing. Three days later, her body was found floatingMore >>
Friday marks the anniversary of the first woman reported missing in the Jeff Davis Eight case.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 5:47 PM EDT2013-05-17 21:47:38 GMT
More than 825 students - the largest graduating class in McNeese State University history - are expected to receive degrees at the university's spring commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18,More >>
More than 825 students - the largest graduating class in McNeese State University history - are expected to receive degrees at the university's spring commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday at Burton Coliseum.More >>
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CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -
On July 29, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a call in Quailridge Mobile Estate Park off of East Gauthier Road. When they got there, they found 38-year-old Raymona Lisa Gilmore dead inside.
"In July, we had a person of interest that was in jail, and that person is still incarcerated," said Sheriff Tony Mancuso.
Authorities say the person of interest is in jail for unrelated charges, but now, almost two months later, murder charges have not been filed.
"We kind of move cautiously, especially when we know that we feel that the public has no immediate danger to them at this time," Mancuso said. "Our main concern is not just making an arrest, it's making sure the district attorney has enough to prosecute."
Mancuso said the processing of evidence has slowed the process down.
"We had some bank records that I do think we've received now, maybe we haven't finished going through and tying up some lose ends," Mancuso said.
The CPSO crime lab is also moving locations. Mancuso said that has also caused a hold up in the processing of DNA evidence from the scene. But he said as soon as the move is made, they hope to wrap up the investigation.
"We have to look at all aspects of the case," said Mancuso. "Are we looking at the right person? have we exhausted all other avenues? all those things come into play. The investigators in any type of homicide, or major case, they have to look at all aspects of the case. What evidence do we have? how does it tie that person into the case? Are there any holes in there that would give that person the benefit of the doubt? I think we just tried to exhaust all that."
KPLC will keep you updated as the CPSO moves forward with their investigation.