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CPSO releases sketch based on DNA sample from cold-case murder

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Sierra Bouzigard (Source: family) Sierra Bouzigard (Source: family)
Sierra Bouzigard (Source: CPSO) Sierra Bouzigard (Source: CPSO)
Sierra Bouzigard (Source: Alexandria Patrick) Sierra Bouzigard (Source: Alexandria Patrick)
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MOSS BLUFF, LA (KPLC) -

Based on a DNA sample taken from the crime scene, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office authorities believe that the person who killed Sierra Bouzigard in 2009 is a white male, Sheriff Tony Mancuso said at a news conference Tuesday afternoon.

Mancuso said that detectives initially believed Bouzigard's attacker was a Hispanic male because she was with several Hispanic males the night she died.

However, new advances in DNA testing have allowed authorities to focus on a white male with green, or possibly blue, eyes, Mancuso said. It also ruled out that Bouzigard's attacker was a Hispanic or African-American male

"This redirects our whole investigation," Mancuso said

.A person walking on John Koonce Road in Moss Bluff on Nov. 23, 2009, found Bouzigard's body. Mancuso said at the time that she died of blunt-force trauma to the head.

It took more than 10 hours before authorities were able to identify the body, but they then began to piece together her last moves. Bouzigard was last seen at an apartment on Victoria Drive a couple miles away from John Koonce Road. At least 22 people, all acquaintances of Bouzigard, who were with her in the hours before her death, were interviewed. Sixteen were in the country illegally and were jailed following her death.

Mancuso said that a full DNA sample was taken from the scene and none of her acquaintances came back as a match.

Bouzigard's family put up a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of her killer.

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