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Opelousas father arrested after findings in four-year-old child's autopsy

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Posted at 9:25 PM, Nov 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-24 22:25:13-05

The suspicious death of a four-year-old child was initially reported to Opelousas Police on Sunday, November 21; it is now being investigated as a homicide.

Opelousas Police Department released Wednesday that after uncovering the initial findings of Raina Richard's autopsy, an arrest was made for her father, Joseph C. Mayon, 36.

Mayon was booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail on the following charges:

  • First Degree Murder
  • Second Degree Cruelty to Juveniles

Opelousas Police Department says they offer their deepest condolences to the family and would ask the community to keep them in their prayers through this difficult time.
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