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St. Landry Crime Stoppers: Help needed in solving homicide of Erica Hunt

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Posted at 4:07 PM, Feb 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-10 19:43:28-05

OPELOUSAS, La.  — St. Landry Crime Stoppers is asking for help from the public in solving the homicide of Erica Hunt.

On July 6, 2016, Erica Nicole Hunt was reported missing by her family to the Opelousas Police Department. Her last known location was near Hirsch Alley on July 4, 2016.

An extensive investigation into Hunt’s disappearance by the Opelousas Police Department continued for years. Many leads were developed and investigated. Though, she was never located.

In December of 2018, the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the Louisiana State Police’s Bureau of Investigations to investigate human remains found in rural Evangeline Parish.

The LSU FACES Lab excavated the remains and worked with the State Police Crime Lab to analyze and identify the victim. Through the teamwork of the DNA Doe Project, LSU FACES lab, and the State Police Crime Lab, the remains were determined to be Erica Nicole Hunt.

The State Police, the Opelousas Police Department, the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office and the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office are asking for your help in providing information related to Hunt’s disappearance on July 4, 2016.

Submit your anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers or through the Louisiana State Police online reporting system on a convenient and secure reporting form that is submitted to the appropriate investigators.

Citizens can access the form by visiting www.lsp.org and clicking the Suspicious Activity link.

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