St. Martin

Nov 18, 2011 10:03 PM by AE Stevenson

Arrests Made In Lake Martin Homicide of Elderly Woman

St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office has made two arrests in the murder case of 83-year-old Breaux Bridge woman, Jessie Messex.

Toni Dupuis, Breaux Bridge, 30, and her mother, Heller Dupuis, Breaux Bridge, 49, are both charged with the First Degree Murder of Jessie Messex.

Toni is the granddaughter of the victim and Heller is the victim's daughter.

Messex was staying with her daughter about ten miles away from where her body was found.

The corner has determined strangulation to be the cause of death of the 83-year old victim whose body was found in Lake Martin on early Wednesday.

Messex's body is the second one found in Lake Martin in the past five months. Her friends said she suffered from a few strokes this past year and could barely walk and never drove at night.






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