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Offering money and prayers to solve Jeff Davis mystery

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Jeff Davis Parish Authorities are hoping money will talk.

Sheriff Ricky Edwards and District Attorney Mike Cassidy are offering a $35,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to the arrest and conviction to the person or persons responsible for the deaths of the seven women found in Jeff Davis Parish.

"We are hoping this will encourage people who have information to come forward and call us on our tip line," said Sheriff Edwards.

Speaking of the tip line, the sheriff said the task force is getting daily calls and taking each tip seriously.

"We're making progress every day. I think the drag net that is out slowly shrinks every day," said the sheriff.

The force is looking at new forensic technology. They expect the FBI's behavioral analysis team to return as they continue to investigate the cases individually and collectively.

And if that doesn't bring results, a local minister is hoping someone he knows will.

J.C.Bailey, the minister of Jennings Church of Christ is calling the community to prayer, believing God has the power to clean up the crime.

"He's capable of what seems impossible to us. And that must be the situation in Jennings and across the parish because the solutions aren't coming. But, God is the ultimate resource," said Bailey.

The minister has faith in God's promise that if the community unites in prayer, the prayers will be answered.

"Now is our time to step up and do what we're called to do. And right now, that's to pray for our community, not just for Christians, but everyone," said Bailey.

The Church is opening its doors to the community to pray Thursday night at 7 and again on February 9 and 12.

Jennings Church of Christ is located at 1812 N. Cutting Avenue.

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