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UPDATE: Person of interest in Iowa double homicide arrested

Posted at 5:29 PM, Aug 30, 2020

UPDATE: Scot Martin Kidd has been arrested in another jurisdiction on an active warrant for theft. Calcasieu Parish deputies say they hope to question him about the double homicide in Iowa.

Earlier today, we reported that Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's deputies are searching for a person of interest in the Iowa double homicide.

Scot Martin Kidd, 36, of Kinder has a connection to the victims, deputies say. There's currently an active warrant for his arrest for felony theft, deputies say; that's the warrant he was arrested on.

If anyone has any information related to this incident they are asked to call the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office at 491-3605.

Deputies were called to a home on Thompson Avenue in Iowa at about 7 a.m. Saturday. Two dead people had been found inside the home by a family member, deputies say.

Joan O’Brien, 73, and Zoren O’Brien, 81, were deceased in the home, deputies say. On Saturday, deputies said
the case appeared to be a double homicide. As the investigation progressed, deputies determined that it was not a random act.