~ Task Force ~

On December 18, 2008, Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff Ricky Edwards

Sheriff Ricky Edwards

Sheriff Ricky Edwards

announced the formation of a task force dedicated to the investigation of seven mysterious female deaths in the parish over the past three and a half years. The Louisiana Legislature Joint Budget Committee earmarked $250,000 to fund the effort. The funds will be given to the Louisiana State Police.

The 8-10 person multi-agency investigative team comes from Acadia, Calcasieu and Jeff Davis Parish sheriff’s offices, Jennings Police Department , 31st Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Louisiana State Police, Louisiana State Attorney General’s Office and the FBI. Team members will work full-time on each case exclusively. The state’s funding will be used to pay overtime wages for the investigators as well as office expenses.

The team has established a tip line (337-824-6662) that informants with information about any of the cases can call. They also plan to open website soon which will provide information about the cases and allow tips to be reported through the website as well.

Sources:

shreveporttimes.com

theadvertiser.com

theadvertiser.com

katc.com

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