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Vigil held for man found dead on Chretien Point Road near Sunset

Posted at 5:08 PM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 23:46:01-04

Monday evening in Sunset, a vigil was held for the man found dead on Chretien Point Road.

The vigil happened at the place where 59-year-old Donny Jacobs body was found last Tuesday. Family an friends gathered asking for justice for Jacobs. The group marched along Chretien Point Road with a banner reading "No Justice, No Peace" with a photo of Jacobs. Attendees carried candles and balloons.

Jacobs' body was found outside of a home along Chretien Point Road on June 9, 2020.

According to the sheriff's office, Jacobs was beaten when he went to a house down the street from his own, demanding money he believed was stolen from him. They released details on the investigation stating that Jacobs was allegedly involved in a fight.

On Thursday the family gathered at the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office saying they didn't know Jacobs had been involved in a fight until a report aired Tuesday night on KATC.

Jacobs' family disputes the claim he went to the house for a fight.

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