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Lafayette man charged with murder in overdose death

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Jermaine Jones / Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Jermaine Jones / Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office
LAFAYETTE -

A Lafayette man associated with Jacquelyn "Daisy Lynn" Landry in the weeks before her disappearance is facing a murder charge, with the case stemming from an overdose death that happened the same month Landry went missing.

A grand jury last week handed up a second-degree murder indictment against Jermaine Jones, 23, in the death of 21-year-old Lance Champagne. Police arrested Jones on Tuesday in Lafayette.

Champagne, of Lafayette, died from an accidental poly-drug overdose on May 4, according to his death certificate.

The document does not specify which substances were involved. An affidavit for Jones' arrest shows he was also booked Tuesday on a warrant for heroin distribution.

Jones and Landry were in a relationship shortly before her May 23 disappearance. He is not a suspect in her disappearance.

Landry's father, John Landry, said on Tuesday that his daughter's relationship with Jones was brief, lasting only a short span of days after Champagne's death and before her disappearance.

She remains missing, but 22-year-old Malik Davis faces a second-degree murder charge in her case.

Authorities have not disclosed any information about what led them to believe Davis is responsible for Landry's alleged homicide.

John Landry said family members will continue their search efforts to find her.

Note: This article was updated to include comments from John Landry and to clarify when Daisy Lynn Landry and Jones were in a relationship.

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