New details released on Grantham homicide investigation

New details released on Grantham homicide investigation
(Source: Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office)
(Source: Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office)

BEAUREGARD PARISH, LA (KPLC) - Authorities have released new details on the investigation into the homicide of Justin Grantham, the 22-year-old Sulphur man whose body was found on Friday around noon, after his alleged killer led deputies to where he left his body.

Justin Grantham was last seen on March 27 by his father, Todd Grantham, at his residence in Sulphur. Grantham reported his son missing on April 11 to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.

Both Calcasieu and Beauregard Parish deputies searched for Grantham.

On Saturday, April 15, the Beauregard Sheriff's Office received a call about an abandoned vehicle that was left on someone's property. The vehicle belonged to Justin Grantham, according to the Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office.

Calcasieu deputies were notified that Grantham's vehicle had been located. Upon further investigation, deputies found that the vehicle had been in the possession of Randall Paul Langley prior to being abandoned, said the Beauregard Sheriff's Office.

Langley was arrested by Calcasieu Sheriff's deputies on Tuesday, April 18, for possession of stolen things.

During questioning by detectives on April 20, Langley admitted to killing Grantham at Barnes Creek park near Longville, around the time Grantham was last seen in late March, according to Beauregard Sheriff Ricky Moses.

With several agencies involved - including the Calcasieu Parish dive team and the Alexandria Fire Department's cadaver dog team - deputies discovered Grantham's body on Friday around noon in an area near the Barnes Creek park, said Moses.

The body was transported to the Calcasieu Coroner's Office for autopsy and positive identification.

Langley is being charged with second-degree murder, and is being held at the Beauregard Parish jail with no bond, said the Sheriff's Office.

We're told by the Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office that Randall Langley's father has also faced a second-degree murder charge before. Randal J. Langley pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of his wife in 2013.

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