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Dec 11, 2012 7:32 PM by Chris Welty

Is a Rapides Parish Cold Case Connected to Serial Killer?

Authorities in Rapides Parish are searching for clues into who killed 25 year old Dorothy Rosier.

About three weeks ago, hunters discovered human remains in LaSalle Parish.
Using dental records, the LSU FACES Lab positively identified the remains as Rosier.

Nearly three years ago, Dorothy Rosier disappeared without a trace. Family describes her as "dynamite in a small package" and a loving mother of three.

It's been a grueling time looking for answers.

"Lots of people act like it isn't a big deal, but it is a big deal to us and her friends, our family. We all pray something will give of course," said Rosier's sister, Tesia Standlee.

The case went cold until Rosier's remains were identified last week. Finding her partially answered her family's prayers.

"Evidence recovered at the scene and other things we're getting now has this case on the top burner for us," said Lieutenant Tommy Carnline with the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office.

While this case has remained cold for quite some time, the sheriff's office wants to stress they don't believe this case is connected to serial killers Derrick Todd Lee or Brandon Scott Lavergne.

"We are looking into this as an isolated case in our area. At this time, there's no evidence, non what-so-ever that makes us believe this is related to Brandon Lavergne or Derrick Todd Lee in any form or fashion," said Lt. Carnline.

Finding Dorothy's remains gives the family some closure.

"They always hoped and we always hoped she was somewhere else, living a life and just decided she wanted to go someplace else."

If you have any information on this case, contact the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office or Crime Stoppers.

Chris Welty
cwelty@katctv.com

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