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St. Landry Crime Stoppers: Help needed solving Lawtell homicide

Posted at 5:42 PM, Sep 23, 2020

Det. Sgt. Graig Leblanc of the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office returns to Crime Stoppers and needs your help in solving a homicide in the Lawtell area.

On September 16, 2020, deputies responded to the 400 block of McClelland Street in Lawtell in reference to a homicide. The victim was found deceased inside of his residence with his hands tied behind his back. A trail of blood droplets was found on the driveway and a bloody shirt was found at the end of the pavement near McClelland Street.

Autopsy reports show that Joseph Villian, age 66, died of blunt force trauma. The last time Vallian's family spoke with him was on September 15 th at 7:45 P.M.

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