Posted: Feb 29, 2012 6:12 PM by Melissa Hawkes
Updated: Feb 29, 2012 6:20 PM
Police may be one step closer to solving the so called Jennings Eight Case. Relatives of one of the victims, Laconia Muggy Brown, said they believe officers were on Spencer Street investigating Brown's murder Monday night.
Gail Brown said since her sister Laconia was murdered in may of 2008, it's been tough to find closure with a suspect still on run.
"It gets harder and harder because we have to deal with this the rest of our lives," she said. "That is my sister and I love her. Me and my grandmother are raising her son."
Brown's body was found in the middle of a Jennings Road. Gail said after neighbors spotted police at a home on Spencer Street Monday, they called her right away.
"They called us and told us they had a lot of cops out there investigating, " she said.
Police can't tell us exactly why they were out investigating on Spencer Street, but residents said there were both officials with the Jennings Police Department as well as the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Forensic Unit.
Laconia's grandmother, Bessie Brown, said "well it kind of surprises me a little bit because she used to be there all the time. She used to go there and visit with him."
We don't know who he is and investigators are tight lipped about details. Bessie is ready for this to come to a close.
"I'm hoping justice will be done," she said. "Not just for our family, but all the families of the victims who were murdered."
The Jennings Police Chief said police are continually following up on leads in the Jennings Eight Murders. All the victims were female, found nude or partially clothed and all lived a high risk lifestyle. The murders happened between 2005 and 2009.