Lake Charles man accused of killing estranged wife in 2011 makes FBI's 'Most Wanted' list

Published: Jun. 25, 2015 at 3:58 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 24, 2015 at 4:19 AM CDT
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CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) - Accused killer Joe Matthew Constance has been added to the FBI's "Most Wanted" list and there is up to a $20,000 reward for any information leading to his arrest.


reported that starting Thursday, the FBI will post bulletins about Constance on digital billboards all along interstates and highways in Louisiana and other target states.

Constance, now 47, is accused of shooting and killing his estranged wife, Mary Duhon, at a home on Rustic Drive in south Lake Charles on June 5, 2011.

Local and national authorities have been looking for Constance ever since.

"We searched a grid area far bigger than any search we have ever done and he was nowhere to be found. We had the assistance of local police agencies and Wildlife and Fisheries... I believe he had a plan of action of what he was going to do to get out of here and used that and got out of here," Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso told


in 2013.

Constance is wanted on charges of  first degree murder, aggravated assault and aggravated burglary, according to the FBI's website.

His case was profiled on "America's Most Wanted" in 2011.

A federal arrest warrant was issued by the United States District Court on Oct. 16, 2014, after Constance was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, the FBI website said.

Constance is a white male, 6-feet-2-inches tall and he weighs between 190 and 220 pounds. He has a tattoo on his left arm and a mole on his neck.

Mancuso has said that Constance is "considered armed and dangerous."

If you have any information on Constance, call 1-800-CALL-FBI or your local FBI Office at 433-6353.

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