Posted: Jan 29, 2010 1:21 PM by Rob Kirkpatrick
JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Jefferson Davis Parish residents will come
together Saturday to remember the victims of what many fear may be
a serial killer.
Laconia Shontel "Muggy" Brown, who would have turned 25 this
week, was found lying along East Racca Road in south Jennings by a
police officer on routine patrol the morning of May 29, 2008.
She was the fifth of what would soon be eight women whose
mysterious deaths have unsettled this south Louisiana community.
On Saturday, family and friends of Brown and the other victims
will hold their second memorial march to remember the victims,
whose deaths all remained unsolved.
Kindra Brown said the march is an important way to honor her
younger sister's memory and her life.
"We want to let my sister know we still love her, and she'll
always be in our hearts no matter what," Brown said.
Last year nearly 200 people, mostly Browns family, attended the
Brown said the march is not only for her sister, but the
families of the other seven women. Their families have been invited
to participate in the march and a subsequent gathering at the
Since 2005, the bodies of Necole Jean Guillory, 27; Brittney Ann
Gary, 17; Crystal Shay Benoit Zeno, 23; Brown, 23; Whitnei Charlene
Dubois, 26; Kristen Gary Lopez, 21; Ernestine Daniels Patterson,
29; and Loretta Lynn Chaisson, 28, have been found dumped near
canals or roads, mostly in rural areas surrounded by rice fields or
Guillory's body was the only one found outside Jeff Davis
Parish. It was found along Interstate 10 near Egan in Acadia
Parish, just east of Jennings, in August 2009 by a road crew
cutting grass. She had just been reported missing by family.
The deaths of Patterson, Brown and Zeno have been ruled
homicides, though authorities say they are treating all the cases
as homicides. At least two of the victims reportedly had their
throats slit. Others had been asphyxiated, and most had high levels
of drugs or alcohol in their systems.