Posted: Dec 10, 2012 6:47 PM by Erin Steuber
Updated: Dec 11, 2012 1:53 PM
Abbeville Police are working to solve their sixth murder this year. In the latest, 28-year-old Kyle Trahan was found Friday, shot in his home on Eaton Dr. Of the six, two of the cases remain unsolved: Trahan's and 71-year-old Rita Jordan. Jordan was found stabbed to death in her home on Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. in April.
Abbeville Police say they will not rest until these cases are solved.
It has been nearly 8 months since 71-year-old Rita Jordan was found killed in her home. Neighbors, who did not want to go on camera, tell me Jordan's murder still shocks them, and it's unsettling it's gone unsolved for so long.
"Some people are just hesitant to go to court and say 'Oh yeah I saw this,'" said Abbeville Police Chief Tony Hardy. "They're scared of retaliation. We already have assistance from the FBI and Vermillion Parish Sheriff's Office."
Police say they are continuing to get leads in this case. There's a reward for anyone with information that comes forward.
Just last Friday, police responded to the 200 block of Eaton Dr. where they found 28-year-old Kyle Trahan shot multiple times. There were no signs of forced entry, but when asked if there were signs of a struggle, police would not comment.
"We're giving it 110%," said Hardy. "We're not slowing down. We're working on these homicides daily and until we solve these we're going to continue working on these. There's no such thing as a cold case here."
Police are interviewing Trahan's family and friends to gather as much information as they can. So far, police have no suspects.
If you have any information, in either of these cases, you're asked to call Abbeville Police. All calls will remain anonymous.