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LPD requests video of coulees in connection to Hillside Circle homicide investigation

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Posted at 11:58 AM, Oct 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-23 12:58:35-04

The Lafayette Police Department is requesting video surveillance from the public in reference to a homicide case, where a body was discovered in a coulee along Hillside Circle.

Investigators with the Lafayette Police Department are asking homeowners and business owners that have video cameras that capture any part of the coulee beginning at the North University Avenue coulee to the trash trap on Hillside Circle to please review their video surveillance cameras or contact police.

Investigators are asking for video beginning on September 14 to October 2, 2020.

A map of the area was provided to assist homeowners and business owners. Other coulees connected to the Hillside coulee that are of concern to investigators are St. John Coulee Ext., Coulee Mine Branch, St. John Coulee, Lee Ave. Coulee, St. John Coulee “A”, and Brookhaven Coulee.

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Map of coulees where police are asking residents and businesses to provide camera footage

If anyone has any information or can offer any assistance, you are urged to contact the Detective Andrea Pattison at 337-291-7281 or apattison@lafayettela.gov or Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.

Kao Wokoma's body was found on Friday October 2, 2020, while LCG crews were cleaning a coulee along Hillside Circle in Lafayette. Wokoma's sister Darcus relayed to media at a press conference the following week that her brother was shot in the head.

Lafayette Police are currently investigating Wokoma's death as a homicide.

Family and friends of Kao gathered in Girard Park this month to honor his memory. Family asks that anyone with information come forward. They are offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in connection with Kao's death.

For those wishing to help the Wokoma family, a gofundme link can be found here.

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