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Body found in Vermilion Parish believed to be Tyler Domingue

Posted at 3:10 PM, Aug 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 17:31:03-04

A body found Tuesday in Vermilion Parish is believed to be Tyler Domingue, according to officials.

Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office recovered the body on August 27, 2019, which they believe to be Domingue who went missing in May of 2014 from St. Landry Parish. This information coming from Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon and 15th JDC District Attorney Keith Stutes.

Her body was recovered from Coulee Kinney after detectives and the District Attorney’s Office developed information into her last known location.

Dereck Viator was indicted in the 2014 disappearance of his then girlfriend Tyler Domingue.

Johnny Primeaux and Brady Derouen were charged with one count each of accessory to first-degree murder and conspiracy to obstruction in Domingue's death.

According to court records, Primeaux's charges in the case were dropped at the request of the DA during a hearing earlier this month.

Last summer, Domingue's car was discovered in Bayou Tigre in Vermilion Parish.

Prosecutors tell us they are seeking the death penalty because of the heinous nature of the crime.

Viator is also charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Cody Fell and Abigail Clark. Their bodies were found in a burned SUV on Claude Road in Maurice back in 2014.

A forensic examination of the remains and review of other possible evidence by Louisiana Forensics, the Acadiana Crime Lab and the LSU F.A.C.E.S. Lab will be necessary to confirm the preliminary identification.

Law Enforcement Officials believe the disappearance and death of Domingue may be related to other crimes.

The investigation remains ongoing and additional arrests may be forthcoming.