Authorities identify victim, suspect in weekend homicide

Homicide near DeRidder
Published: Mar. 31, 2014 at 8:28 PM CDT|Updated: May. 29, 2014 at 5:11 PM CDT
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Jeremy A. Bunch Sr. (Source: Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office)
Jeremy A. Bunch Sr. (Source: Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office)

BEAUREGARD PARISH, LA (KPLC) - Authorities have identified the victim and suspect in a weekend homicide near DeRidder.

The Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office said the body of Mandy Kirl, 40, was found Sunday in a home on US 190 West, just outside of DeRidder.

Jeremy A. Bunch Sr., of DeRidder, has been arrested on charges of second-degree murder. No bond has been set.

According to Sheriff's Office spokesman Joe Toler, the preliminary autopsy report indicates that Kirl was strangled.

Sheriff Ricky Moses said the 40-year-old Bunch, Kirl's boyfriend, confessed to Caddo Parish Sheriff's officials Saturday afternoon.

Bunch has been transported to Beauregard Parish and is in the parish jail.

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