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Mysteries Of The Bayou
15 minutes | 2 months ago
Questions That Need Answering
Questions That Need Answering Three Tragic Stories Michael D Siau, 38 of Boyce, LA was found beaten to death on September 26, 1985, in a ditch in Alexandria, LA. Unidentified white female found April 12, 1998, alongside I-49 in Lena, LA, 20 miles north of Alexandria, LA. Adam John Breaux, 50 from Houma, LA, was last seen in August 1991 at a convenience store on Barrow St. www.mysteriesofthebayou.com Full Transcript Below Roy - Mysteries of The Bayou (00:02): Hello, and welcome to another episode of mysteries of the Bayou I'm Roy today. We've got, uh, about three different cases. Uh, one, there are a couple of them have very, very little information and one has a quite a bit more than any story that we've covered so far. So go ahead. And, uh, we are the podcast that covers, um, you know, the murdered missing out of Southwest Louisiana and other places as well. We will do stories from around from around the United States. So if you have a case that is either cold or unsolved, you can please reach out to me at Roy at the mysteries of the, by you.com. Uh, I'd love to hear any case submissions, or if you have information on any case that we've presented, um, uh, previously friend relative law enforcement that did want to comment, be glad to, uh, talk to you about that as well. Roy - Mysteries of The Bayou (01:06): So let's just jump right in today. Uh, the first case is again, out of, uh, the repeats parish, uh, Alexandria area, the victim's name is Michael PSEO. It's spelled S a U N N. I think the French pronunciation is C. He was a 38 year old resident of Boyce, and he was last seen about 2:00 AM, September 25th, 1985. Uh, when his truck broke down, his body was later found by a jogger on the morning of September 26th, 1985. Uh, his partially nude body was located in a ditch on plantation drive near Hartwell road in Alexandria. He had been severely beaten. Uh, Mr. PSEO had a debilitating disease that made it hard for him to raise his arms over his head without experiencing severe pain. So there's a high level of doubt that he was able to put up much of a fight with whoever attacked him. It is also suspected that, um, he had a few pieces of unique jewelry that were on him that were never found. So it is speculated that the robbery could have been the motive or at least secondary once. Uh, they had killed him. They went ahead and took anything that he had a value off of him. If you have any information on this, please reach out to the repeat Sheriff's office or your local, uh, law enforcement agency or Crimestoppers with any more information. Roy - Mysteries of The Bayou (02:56): The, uh, the next one is one with no information whatsoever. This one I just happened to, uh, while I was doing some research on Mr. PSEO looked in, um, found this was a unsolved cold case off of the repeat sheriffs, uh, website, uh, the repeats Paris Sheriff's website. It, um, an unidentified body was found on April 12th, 1998. It was partially decomposed and was nude a white female. And she was found along the southbound ramp onto interstate 49 near the rule Lina Louisiana exit. That's about 20 miles North of Alexandria. Uh, the site is frequent in by 18 wheelers and campers that are passing through who often uses on ramp as an official us use me as an unofficial overnight rest stop. So anybody, uh, again, having any information on this, please reach out to, uh, the repeats parish, Sheriff's office, crime stoppers, uh, and just, uh, that'd be helpful. Roy - Mysteries of The Bayou (04:13): Any information that you have on this unidentified body that was found the next one, this is going to be one, we've got a little bit more information on than what we've had in the past. Uh, this is, uh, going to be out of home a Louisiana. The victim's name is Adam John bro. Uh, he was also known as AIJ and like I said, he was, uh, lived in Houma, Louisiana in terror, bone parish, his entire life. And he had also raised a family there. He was, uh, he was born in January, 1941. So he would have been 50 years old when he was last seen in August of 1991. And he would be approximately 79 years old today. Uh, December, 2020, uh, he is, was five 11, 160 pounds, Caucasian Brown hair, Brown eyes. And he did wear glasses. Occasionally. He does have a birthmark on his knee and a scar on his left eyebrow. Roy - Mysteries of The Bayou (05:28): He was last seen leaving the easy does it club, which is an alcohol support group around eight 30 on August the 28th, 1991, which is, uh, the club itself is located in the 120 block of Bernard street, about 9:00 PM. And I've read two stories on this. Uh, it's somewhere between 9:00 PM and 10:00 PM. He bought a quarter milk at a local convenience store on Barrow. And that was, uh, the last time that he was seen his locked 1988, silver Ford tempo was found two days later in Jim Bowie park, which is close. Uh, again, two descriptions I'd read. This was a claw across the street from the club, or it was, uh, within about a quarter of a mile from the, um, easy does it club where he was last seen this, uh, Jim Bowie park is adjacent to the Bible black. So his fuel Gates page was near empty. Roy - Mysteries of The Bayou (06:33): And it's reported that he had made a $10 purchase of fuel the day that he went missing. Actually, it was earlier in the day, uh, you know, prior to him purchasing the milk, the clerk remembered him because he made a comment about the high price of fuel. Uh, there were no signs of foul play, his wallet, two checkbooks, and a bag of cash from the AA meeting were all found in the car. Now, the one of the checkbooks was his personal, the other was the, uh, a meetings checkbook, and he was the treasurer. So he should have been in possession of that cash anyway. So robbery didn't appear like the initial motive, or at least they didn't take the time to go through the entire car. They didn't know he had the money. The, uh, one of the bad things that had happened was it had been raining so hard when his car was found. It had to be moved to drier ground over at the police headquarters, before it could be searched there. Um, the heavy rain washed away, any hope of finding other forensic evidence that could have been surrounding the car on the car itself. Roy - Mysteries of The Bayou (07:51): Now, this is a strange incident, strange case because four people have come forward and claim to have seen him after his August. Um, 28th last siding when he was at the convenience store, buying the milk first was an acquaintance, uh, who he had, who has since passed away, but they claim to have seen him on August the 30th, outside another convenience store on a payphone said that he appeared, uh, very rumpled and unkept. And this was kind of an oddity for AIJ since he had worked in the clothing industry for over 30 years at a local Clothier there in Houma, the witness reported that there were three men in a red compact car who, uh, were parked in front of the convenience store, watching him and AIJ was watching them back nervously. Like, you know, he knew that they were watching every move that he made. Roy - Mysteries of The Bayou (08:54): So a second came forward who also knew AIJ and said that they saw him about eight miles out of town with three men and a compact car. He said that he waved at AIJ, but AIG did not wave back, which was very uncharacteristic for him. So he felt like that he was under some duress as well, and both descriptions, uh, describe three men in a compact car. So the third witness, uh, was about 30 miles from home, uh, who was not acquainted, uh, previously with J claims that he came up on her porch, uh, selling frozen fish and was dirty and reeked of alcohol. And he, she actually thought that he was a homeless man. Speaker 2 (09:45): Um, the Ford Roy - Mysteries of The Bayou (09:48): Witness claims to have seen three men forced a fourth into a vehicle and drive away, but he couldn't positively identify AAJ as the man that was forced into the vehicle. Speaker 2 (10:04): Uh, it all Roy - Mysteries of The Bayou (10:04): Shows it also should be noted that about two weeks after AIG disappeared, the police received a note that he had shot himself while drinking and his body had been dumped in a local Lake. Uh, the Lake was reportedly, uh, searched and there was no body found. It's also important to notice to note here that while we don't like to victim shame or really talk about the previous their previous life, because it really doesn't matter. They've been a victim of a horrific crime that, you know, we just want to help solve is that, um, Mr. Breaux was a recovering alcoholic and he had been sober for eight years and he was very active in the easy does it club, which is an alcohol support group, which was one of the places he was last seen. So, uh, because he worked at a Clothier, you know, his rumpled appearance was, uh, very uncharacteristic. What a couple described him as. And, uh, one of the witnesses said that he reeked of alcohol. So there are a couple of competing theories, um, on Mr. Bros case one is that, um, he was believed, has relapsed into drinking and just, uh, walked off. The other one is that maybe he had had, uh, some type of a memory loss event from his years and years of drinking. And then his family leaves that he was abducted. And so there's, um, Speaker 2 (11:43): There's Roy - Mysteries of The Bayou (11:43): Enough evidence on both sides of this coin that is just really hard without somebody coming forward and either confessing or having, uh, a lot more information on the last few days of his life, uh, what may have actually happened to him. So again, uh, if you have any information on the AIG, bro, uh, please call the Homer police department or your local local law enforcement agency. I know these have been somewhat short episodes. The, um, you know, there just, hasn't been a lot of information wrapped around these cases, uh, this, uh, AIJ, uh, it's kind of a coincidence that the afternoon I was putting this together, normally don't leave the TV on, but just had happened to have TV on and on silent. And it came up that, uh, this was, uh, a featured episode on unsolved mystery. So I felt very compelled to, you know, not wait any longer to go ahead and get this out there. Roy - Mysteries of The Bayou (12:52): Maybe there's somebody that has some information. He does have a daughters that are still alive and, you know, we'd love to find out, you know, would love it if he was still alive somewhere. But if not, we'd love to just find out, you know, what actually happened to him. So again, thank you for your patronage and for listening. Um, you know, we will be putting together more cases, hopefully have some more detail and make these episodes a little bit longer as we get into the future. But just, uh, none of these cases, I don't, I don't think they deserve to not be covered just because, uh, there isn't a lot of information about them. So, you know, from time to time, we will have the shorter ones just to, you know, put these, um, put these unsolved cases out there, no matter how much information they have. Roy - Mysteries of The Bayou (13:45): Again, if you have information on any of these cases, reach out to the, um, jurisdiction that is investigating them, reach out to your law, local law enforcement or, uh, Crimestoppers, give them what you may have if, uh, you have, uh, other cases that you feel would be a good fit. Just give me a call. I mean, give me an email with the details. I'd be glad to look into it, see if we can featured on an upcoming episode. And, um, or as I've said before, if you're a friend relative or have more information on these cases that we could, uh, you know, maybe do a follow-up episode where we could give more information, you know, about the individuals and the last days of their lives. Uh, that would be great as well. Again, thanks for listening. This is Roy. We are mysteries of the buy. You can find email@example.com. We are on Facebook, Instagram, and, uh, we will put up a videotaped, uh, uh, this episode on, um, YouTube as well. So until next time, take care of each other.
16 minutes | 3 months ago
Bodies Found in Rapides and Lafayette Parish
Shamekka Garnette found in Rapides Parish and William Lyles found in the Vermilion River in Lafayette Parish Louisiana. Shamekka Garnette was last seen August 13, 2004, when she left with a friend for a night out. She was found four days later in a drainage ditch off I-49. William Lyles was last seen at approximately 3a on September 10, 1995 and was found approximately 6 hours later in the Vermillion River close to I-10. While the cause of death was drowning, he had injuries consistent with a beating. www.mysteriesofthebayou.com Full Transcript Below Roy with Mysteries of The Bayou (00:03): Hello, and welcome to another episode of mysteries of the Bayou. I'm Roy with Mysteries of The Bayou got a couple of a couple other short cases to cover today. Uh, the first one is going to be, uh, Shameeka, Garnette. Uh, Shameeka was, uh, 20 years old. She was last seen October 13th, 2004. This was just a few days prior to her 21st birthday. Uh, she is from the Alexandria Louisiana rapedmy parish area. So, uh, she was last seen, seen leaving home at approximately 11:30 PM with a friend in their vehicle. Uh, the vehicle was later abandoned on Lee street on the Lee street on ramp two 49 near, uh, base road. Um, the weird thing about this case is that there wasn't any other information that I could find that talked about her friend. It sounded said the car was abandoned, but they never talked about either finding this other individual, questioning them if it was man, woman or anything about it. Roy with Mysteries of The Bayou (01:19): So I did feel like that was a little bit strange. The, um, so, uh, on August the 17th of 2004, about four days later, her body was found in a drainage ditch off of old Boyce road. Now, um, it's uncanny. It's the other thing that's strange about this is it's very unclear who is investigating this case. When you look at most of the coverage that this received in the media, on the internet, it was credited with repeat Sheriff's department, but, um, in contacting them for more information on the case, they expressed explicitly said that the Alexandria police department was handling it. So, um, what I did was reached out to the Alexandria police department for an open records request. And they, after talking with three or four people in that, that, uh, jurisdiction told me that, that they were not handling this case. So it's a little bit strange that neither one of these, uh, agencies and, you know, before I kind of get off on a rant, I want to make sure that I'm very clear that I'm very pro law enforcement. Roy with Mysteries of The Bayou (02:42): I know these guys do a great job. A lot of the times there's not much to go on. And so some of these cold cases go cold, not because there really wasn't much effort. There just wasn't much to go on. But having said that, I do believe in, I do believe in, uh, law enforcement agencies honoring the open request, open records, open, you know, information requests from the public as per the statute of the state. In this case, it's our S 40 four.one. And it lays it out in very clear what is considered, um, public information now in ongoing investigations, of course, you know, they always want to hold things back. They don't want to, uh, uh, do something to jeopardize the, uh, investigation in case they worked to arrest somebody in the future. But the reality is that, that there is still information that can be released. Roy with Mysteries of The Bayou (03:48): And, uh, not only did they not release it, but I really felt like, and going back to the case that we had last week with, uh, Teresa Gil crease, I really feel like that the repeat Sheriff's department was just playing games. And I actually reached out to the Louisiana attorney General's office. And of course they acted like first off, they acted like they didn't know what was going on. They said they don't represent individuals. I explained to the young lady that this was a state statute, that they are the lawyers for the state and that they should be enforcing the statutes that the legislature deems necessary to put out. So in turn, they should be making sure, and then they should be investigating when agencies aren't being transparent and aren't releasing public information as they should. But needless to say, I never heard back from the investigator, supposedly that was assigned to this through the attorney General's office. Roy with Mysteries of The Bayou (04:55): So it's easy to understand why families get very discouraged because of the lack of information and understand have a much better understanding. Now, a while a lot of people that I know, uh, out of the Louisiana area are very distrustful of local law enforcement and of the Louisiana government structure altogether. I have, I can officially say that I have bumped into that, excuse me. And I know exactly what they're talking about, and it's just a little bit fishy that nobody knows who's got the investigation. And, um, the other thing, I guess, I kind of feel like, you know, we are trying to help the families by putting the information out there, again, giving a different format, different listeners, whatever you might call it, but, you know, we just want to help them find the answers to these questions. So if you've got as a law enforcement agency, if you have somebody that is wanting to help you publicize a 15 year old murder unsolved murder case, I would think that they would do everything that would be possible to not only help get the coverage, but to be involved and provide some details. Roy with Mysteries of The Bayou (06:14): And of course they were extended an offer to be on the show and turn that down as well. So anyway, sorry for the rant. Just, uh, like I said, you know, we've kind of bumped into a little bit of problems up until this point. Nothing, nothing like this. So it's just very strange, you know, the other one is that, uh, you know, we've got the Gill crease that we covered last episode, but the other thing I saw doing a little bit more research on this is that again, this is not coming from law enforcement. I think it's coming from a family member, but they said, uh, my understanding that, uh, Shameeka Garnette and Courtney Coco were friends and we haven't covered Courtney's case yet kind of in, it's been on the, uh, it's been on the agenda to take a look at, but the, um, it has been covered a lot. Roy with Mysteries of The Bayou (07:16): So, you know, it's kind of a deciding factor for, you know, actually taking that case on. And hopefully it will be covered in the near future on mysteries of the Bayou. But, uh, Courtney lived in from what detail little details I have, she was from Alexandria, she was going to school. Um, and it's kind of unclear where she went missing from school or home, but they found her over in Beaumont between Beaumont and Houston and then found her car in Houston. I think so, uh, it's strange, but I think that, uh, Courtney's mother and, and Courtney's death happened, uh, four months after Shameeka. And so Courtney's mother feels very strong that they were connected in some way, just because they were friends and then just the way things happen. But again, the, from what I read the repeat Sheriff's, uh, parish Sheriff's office declined to confirm that these may or may not be related. Roy with Mysteries of The Bayou (08:32): Anyway, if you have any information on Shameeka Garnette, uh, last seen in August of 2004, please, uh, call both the Alexandria police department and the repeat Sheriff's office, somebody, uh, hopefully we can find somebody take that information if not get ahold of the state police and let them know that you have information, uh, regarding Shameeka Garnette, or Courtney Coco or Theresa Gill crease, uh, any of those let them know for sure. So let's move on to our next case. Um, this one is William Thomas Lyles, and he was, uh, born in 1974 in Cottonport Louisiana. The, he graduated from bunkie high school and he was found deceased on September 10th, 1995, which would have made him 21 years old. He was a sophomore in college attending the university of Southwest Louisiana, Lafayette. Um, he died in, uh, he died from drowning, but it has been considered a homicide with no suspects. Roy with Mysteries of The Bayou (09:57): He was found early on, early on a Sunday morning in the Vermilion river, close to interstate 10, a passer-by noticed his car was partially submerged in the water and his body was found near the car, an autopsy. You know, as I said, an autopsy showed that he was a victim of drowning, but his cause of death may have been due to head injuries that were consistent with the beading. Now, uh, detectives, uh, said that they believed that his car and his body did not go into the river at the same time. The, um, witnesses had reported, uh, talking to William sometime between around 3:00 AM on Sunday morning. So there's a gap between those people that said they talked to him at 3:00 AM and him being found around 9:00 AM on September 10th. Uh, sad thing is that his mother Sharon K rentals passed away in 2012, never knowing the truth about what happened to her son. Roy with Mysteries of The Bayou (11:12): So again, uh, reached out to the Lafayette police department, the, uh, parish Sheriff's office said that the, uh, city police was handling it, of course never heard back from them. I think there again, there were some other red tape that they didn't want to supply the information over the internet. They wanted somebody to either come in or some kind of a deal like that. But anyway, both of these, again, uh, you know, William Thomas Lyles, this has been since 1995. So, uh, going on, uh, 25 years or just past 25 years, it would be great if we could get some information again, reached, tried to reach out to some family members and did not have any, uh, any luck in getting a hold of them, or they didn't want to speak with us either way. But if you know a family member, if you are a family member, if you're a friend, somebody that may have gone to school with either one of them, uh, you know, we, again, would be interested in speaking I'm with you to try to gain a little bit more clarity on the information surrounding the time leading up to the deaths. Roy with Mysteries of The Bayou (12:32): I'm sure there, uh, you know, there may have not have been anybody else that witnessed it, but again, if we could build the puzzle of it, of the, uh huh. You know, the timeframe and the events that led up to both of these deaths. Yeah. We may be able to, uh, you know, at least provide law enforcement with some other clues where they can continue in the investigation. So anyway, uh, first one Shameeka Garnette last seen, uh, August, 2004 out of Alexandria, Louisiana, or repeat, uh, parish. And again, she was found in a drainage ditch off of old Boyce road. She left home at approximately 11:30 PM with a friend in the friend's vehicle and not much other information on that. So if you can help shed some light on that, please give them a call. The second one again, William Thomas Lyles. This is from 1995, uh, found in the Vermilion river. Roy with Mysteries of The Bayou (13:39): He was a student at the university of Southwest Louisiana off yet. Um, it did look like that. He probably, I had been in a fight or just beaten, uh, prior to being thrown into the river where his car was submerged as well. Like I said, D there were witnesses that said that they had talked to him at 3:00 AM in the morning, but there's a six hour gap between 3:00 AM and 9:00 PM 9:00 AM when he was found. Uh, again, this is out of, uh, Lafayette, fairly certain the Lafayette police department is handling it. But if you have information, either reach out to Lafayette police, or you can reach out to the Lafayette parish Sheriff's office that is going to do it for this episode, I've got a couple more cases putting together for our next, the one. Um, again, you can find firstname.lastname@example.org. Of course we are on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and also on, uh, have a YouTube channel where you can go actually see the, the episodes as they've been videoed. So if you have any case submissions, please, uh, email those to me@Roy with Mysteries of The Bayouatmysteriesofthebayou.com calm, or you can reach out through any one of the social media channels. Be glad to take a look again, if you or a family member know a family member or friend of Shameeka Garnette, William Laos would be interested in speaking with you about that and run a special episode with whatever information that you could provide until next time, take care of yourself, please.
28 minutes | 3 months ago
More From Da Berry and Beyond
“More From Da Berry and Beyond” Terry Delahoussaye and Teresa Gilcrease Following the cold case of Nelson Landry Jr., comes another cold case from “Da Berry.” Terry Delahoussaye, nicknamed “Sniff”, was celebrating his 62nd birthday at the seafood connection in his hometown of New Iberia, Louisiana. On that night of December 5, 2015, Mr. Delahoussaye was murdered. He was found slumped over in his vehicle where he suffered a gunshot wound to the head on the 300 block of Field Street. Those who had seen him last noted that his gold jewelry and money were missing from his person when police found him. Mr. Delahoussaye was an active member and volunteer in his community. His murder remains unsolved and is an ongoing investigation. 44-year-old Teresa Marie Wren Gilcrease was back in her hometown of Alexandria, Louisiana to attend her daughter’s high school graduation in 2002 where she would go missing. She and her husband had moved to Baker City, Oregon where he worked as a pharmacist. At this time, Mrs. Gilcrease was staying in Boyce, Louisiana. Her last known movements were leaving the bar called The Stick Pool on MacArthur Dr. in Alexandria in the wee hours with an unknown male on June 10th, 2002. A sketch of the suspect was circulated, and her rental car was found in the parking lot. Ms. Gilcrease’s body was found not long after by a farmer in the Alexandria area. She had been runover by a car and stabbed. The Rapides Sheriff’s department ruled out 50 suspects, including a Louisiana State Trooper. Crime Stoppers featured the case in 2013, however, her murder remains unsolved and is an and is an ongoing investigation. See Full Transcrit Below Roy (00:03): Hello, and welcome to another episode of mysteries of the Bayou. I'm Roy I'm Scarlet. We got a couple of great cases to bring you today. Uh, the first one we're going to talk about is, again, out of new Iberia. It is, uh, uh, Mr. Terry Delahoussaye. He was, um, he was nicknamed sniff and on, uh, December 5th, 2015, he was found deceased in his car at the age of 62. And, uh, upon further investigation, the, um, police found that he had been shot in the head and, uh, the way I read this, it was like, um, it was like the driver's side door may have been locked, but the passenger door was open. And as I kind of what you got. Yeah, Scarlett (00:57): Yeah. That's, that's what I read. Um, we were able to get a police report and, um, uh, you know, some of the details are a little sparse, but that was, um, definitely laid out for us. Okay. Roy (01:08): Yeah. So, uh, the other thing, I think this was his birthday or right around his birthday. They had been out that night having a celebration. They had been over at the, uh, seafood connection. And then, um, after the party broke up, he left and, uh, was later found in the 300 block of field street. Now the, um, they say that once he left the seafood connection, after the celebration that his, uh, that he did have cash and jewelry on him that were not found after the police found his body. Now, the, the other thing that was a little bit strange is that, um, the, the way that the police report and the way that some other reports, uh, talk about this, it was almost like his car was in, still in the middle of the road running when they found him. And, uh, uh, somebody called in and said, Hey, there's a guy slumped over in the car. Roy (02:15): And the police came out, of course, found that he had been shot. So it's almost like he either stopped in the street for somebody he knew, or some people stopped him, you know, in order to, uh, to Rob him. But, um, yeah, that was, um, it's terrible. At 62, he had had my understanding worked at the same company for about 30 years. So he sounded like a, you know, a stable individual and, uh, just happened to run into, um, some gun violence. Probably like I said, it sounds like probably for robbery of the cash and jewelry, uh, really were not found on his person. Did you have any other, uh, any other details? Scarlett (03:02): No, it's, it's just, you know, it's, it's super tragic. Um, this man seemed like a lovely person and it was just so sad. It was, you know, his 62nd birthday, he was out celebrating and, um, that this happened to him and you know, that his family still doesn't unfortunately have any answers. This is still an ongoing investigation. Roy (03:21): Yeah. And if we can backtrack on our time, I know we talked a little bit about this. In our last episode, we had a, another person out of new Iberia. Uh, but, um, at this timeframe he was found December 5th, 2015. If my math is right, this is at a point when the new Iberia police department had been disbanded. And so, uh, I think that was from 2004 to 2018. Is that correct? Yep, that's correct. Okay. So this was a point when the new Iberia police department had been disbanded. And so the, um, new, the, excuse me, the Iberia parish Sheriff's office is the one that's been handling the investigation. Of course, w while we did get a police report that had minimal details of the do's site, that it says being, uh, an ongoing investigation is why they could not provide us more details, but there seem to be quite a few unsolved homicides during this time period. And even though that after 2008 18, the new Iberia police department has been reinstated and is up and running again, these investigations that happened during this time period still remain with the Sheriff's office. So that is, um, unless you have something else to add, that is really all, again, this is one of those, Oh, go ahead. I'm sorry. Scarlett (04:56): Oh, you know, uh, you know, I'm sure that certain information is obviously as, as, as being withheld because it is ongoing. Um, you know, I would like to know, you know, maybe the car was fingerprinted if any neighbors were questioned, if they had seen anything that were on that block, um, all of these kinds of, you know, basic things, but again, there's most, most likely a lot of this information is probably being withheld. Roy (05:20): Yeah. And it's also, um, you know, was this on his way home? I, you know, um, you're more familiar with the area, so I don't know a field is close to the seafood connection, but, you know, was this on his way home? Did he go over there for a reason? Um, you know, just a lot of, a lot of questions like that, that still remain. And, um, the other thing is like, again, just want to reiterate this as exactly why we started this podcast is because people like mr. DeLuise, they just have not gotten a lot of coverage. Now. I'm not, not faulting law that maybe they didn't have a lot to go on with the, um, clues or, you know, during the investigation turning stuff up. But there just, hasn't been a lot of media coverage. And so, you know, it just makes you wonder really what has happened since the time of his death. Roy (06:16): And, uh, anyway, we just want to be sure to put all of this out there on the off chance that may be, somebody will come forward. Either they may have been on this block at that time. They may have seen him leave in the seafood connection. Cause, uh, you know, we don't know, maybe somebody jumped in the car with them when he got in the parking lot and, you know, forced him to drive over there until they finally got what they wanted. You know, those are the things that, um, I think a lot of times as witnesses, we don't realize the power of the information that we may have where we may not have seen the actual crime committed, but we may have seen some things that led up to it. That would be very helpful to law enforcement. So again, if, um, if anybody knows anything, please contact the Iberia parish Sheriff's department with anything. All right. Anything else before we move on? Speaker 3 (07:13): Nope. Nope. Moving on, moving along. All right. Roy (07:15): Well, we'll talk about, uh, next. We're gonna talk about, uh, Theresa Marie Ren Gilchrist, and I do apologize for the jets flying over the S the sound of freedom. We love it. We live not far from an air force base and also a Lockheed plant. So they're always though sometimes flying and testing every now and then we do get a little, a little tree top buzz come through. So if you hear it, that's what it is, but Speaker 3 (07:45): Is it just insert the top gun soundtrack? How was Roy (07:53): Actually re reciting a line from that show? And I show up, and I don't know, 30 something years ago now, but still, still recite reciting the line. Oh, I know what it was. I was telling somebody the other day, you know, do you have that number for that truck? Speaker 3 (08:08): That's fine. Uh, Roy (08:11): Anyway, uh, so yeah, this is Theresa Marie Rin Gilchrist's. Um, she was actually found in repeats parish, Louisiana, which is the, the, uh, Alexandria area, but, um, mrs. Gill crease born on February 14th, 1958. She was, uh, found in 2002. So she would have been around 44 at the time of her death. She was a native of Boyce. Um, just again, let me just kind of drop back for a little bit on, uh, before we move too much further off of Terry DeLuise. Uh, first off we did reach out to the Iberia Sheriff's Parris department. See if they would provide somebody to come on and talk to us, they declined. And we also did look for some relatives of mr. DeLuise and were unable to make contact with them. So as we go through these cases, if you know of, uh, relatives, we would still like to talk to them to get clarity, and we would even record, um, you know, another episode kind of a follow up with a family member or just whatever information we could gain. Roy (09:25): So please always keep that in mind, if you know of any information personally, or if he know somebody connected with the family, uh, it would be awesome for you to pass this information along to them and just let them know we would still like to talk to them. And the reason I brought that up is because I had, uh, on ms. Gill crease, I had reached out to her sister who still is in the area. And I had also, uh, extended invitation to the repeats parish Sheriff's office to provide somebody and they declined. So, uh, anyway, she was about 44 at the time of her death. She's a native of Boyce and she, um, she was living in Baker, Baker, city, Oregon at the time she had, uh, returned to Alexandria to attend her daughter's high school graduation. So, um, I don't know if you have any more details leading up to that. Scarlett (10:27): Yeah. Um, and then, you know, we do know that her, um, I guess she had moved or relocated, uh, to Oregon because her husband is, uh, was a pharmacist and got a job out there. And it looks like, um, Theresa was maybe a social worker. She got her master's in social work at LSU. So again, just your everyday working professionals. Roy (10:47): Yeah. Yeah. So she was last seen on June 10th, 2002, she was leaving the stick pool and billiards, which is on MacArthur drive there in Alexandria. She was last seen about 1:30 AM with an unknown male. And, uh, there, there is actually a composite that we will provide it's, um, it's on the, um, it's been in the newspapers and maybe on the internet, you can find it, but, uh, there was some people that saw him and what's, what's odd is that, um, I want to think that there were over 50 people that were interviewed that were in or around this stick at that time of not that, you know, still hasn't really provided enough answers as we go through this. Uh, you know, you'll see that there, there have been some, uh, movement in the investigation, but just no, nothing concrete enough to bring somebody to trial. Um, she had a rental car, which, um, she had into Dallas and then took a rental car and it was found in the bar's parking lot. Roy (12:00): And, um, her body was actually found by a farm worker at one 32 Jenkins road, R I think it's also called sand and gravel there in Alexandria, uh, East of highway one 67, pretty close to the campus of LX LSU, Alexandria. Uh, she had been stabbed at least five times and run over by a vehicle. And the family feels that one of the people that have been interviewed is the actual killer, but again, not enough evidence, this one 32 Jenkins, if you look it up, it's, uh, it's still a fairly rule or it is rule, uh, part of the County. So there wasn't a lot of probably, you know, after one 30 in the morning, there probably wasn't a lot of traffic on this road. And I don't think there were any houses or other establishment clothes that somebody would have seen something. Um, also, uh, not only was she stabbed five times, but she was run over by vehicles. Roy (13:07): So, uh, again, not a lot of details in, you know, if it was a high speed or something that lower speed, but could be some damage to a vehicle. So if he knows somebody that, that, uh, back at this timeframe that had damage that was unexplainable, or, you know, if you worked in a body shop and fix somebody's car, you know, those are all things that would be very helpful, um, you know, to come forward. So there, um, because they have, they don't have the vehicle. There were no, there was no DNA that was left at the scene. Um, they have conducted numerous lineups, uh, throughout time. The, uh, like I said, the family feels that the, that the, there was a person who was interviewed that was responsible and the, uh, 2003 associated press article report, you know, there were over 50 suspects and in her death, including a Louisiana state trooper and this particular trooper and other associated press article also said that this trooper was cleared of serial killing of five young women in Southwest Louisiana, which started in about 2001, the, um, which it's, Scarlett (14:29): Um, I know that part was interesting as well because, um, Derrick Todd Lee was a serial killer that many people were familiar with. Um, he was active from 1992 to 2003. So that certainly would have been on everyone's mind, you know, as a possibility. So I think that was kind of an interesting overlay. Roy (14:51): Yeah. The, um, the other thing that was kind of strange that I found it, it wasn't mentioned everywhere, but, um, I'm trying to get down here to, in my notes that the, um, this state trooper may have been a nephew of the sheriff at the time of repeats parish. Uh, I don't have anything that really, uh, corroborated that I saw it in one place. So again, not, you know, not for sure, just trying to, I'm just trying to report what we have, what we have uncovered, uh, mrs. Gilchrist sister believes again, that, uh, the suspect was interviewed about a year after her killing. And then, um, it said that the, uh, Sheriff's department had spoken with her father again in 2013 about a suspect. And, um, that was about the time it was featured on a, uh, through the crime stopper. So I'm not sure if that was related, maybe a tip came through crime stoppers, um, that put them on to somebody else. Roy (16:05): And, uh, you know, of course her sister described her as a loving mother, sister great-granddaughter and, uh, and, um, excuse me, a great daughter. And that was a, you know, part of the family was part of the reason that she came back, like you said, uh, her and her husband had recently moved to Oregon, but she came back to Alexandria to go to her daughter's, um, um, high school graduation. And, uh, I think she decided to stay around for a little bit. She didn't go, um, uh, just flying in and then immediately home. So she was, you know, kind of hanging around the area some, and, um, it's just sad that, um, you know, somebody going out to have a, have a good, uh, have some fun one evening, and this happens to them. She had been, I was just going to one more thing. I was just going to mention that she had been staying at, um, the, uh, in her parents. She'd been staying with her parents in their boys' home. And she had spent a few days there at an Alexandria hotel as well. So Scarlett (17:20): Yeah. You know, um, I guess what's interesting also about, you know, this case. It was 2002. And, um, I think we had talked a little bit pre-show um, if, if it was possible that, you know, any surveillance footage within the bar, um, on the streets, gas station banks, I know it was in the, it was early in the morning at 1:30 AM, but maybe there was some sort of, kind of, uh, surrounding footage that caught the vehicle or caught her getting in vehicle, you know, just something that kind of tracked her movement. Roy (17:52): Yeah. I, I didn't see anything that had to do with video, and I know that, uh, you know, it's become a lot more prevalent nowadays than it was back then, but like you said, ATM's have had, uh, cameras for years and then also gas stations and things like that. So I'm not sure, uh, what kind of effort, you know, like I said, they, at one time had a pool of 50 suspects, so I guess they might, maybe they thought they had, uh, all they needed. And, you know, then because of th the other thing that was a lot more prevalent in the early two thousands versus today is the storage of video. I mean, it's become much more compact. We have bigger and better storage devices, but a lot of times back in those days, they may be running on a 24 hour loop. So if somebody didn't get to that tape within a certain time period, it would have been recorded over and moved on. We're now, you know, I think a lot of these businesses and, um, public cameras, wherever they think they do a lot better job at storing for longer periods of time, just because of the, you know, the advancements in technology. Scarlett (19:04): Yeah. Uh, certainly, and, you know, and then the other thing, you know, it's unfortunate that, you know, we don't have any information on the vehicle and that there was no DNA at the crime scene, but, you know, I was wondering if, if we even know where the, at, where he at, you know, where she was run over on the road, if there was any track marks, uh, was her body moved after it was hit, you know, a lot of these kinds of details, right? Roy (19:29): Yeah, no. And you would think, I assume that the 50 suspects were probably 50 people who were in this pool hall at the time that she walked out and you would, you know, unless this guy was a stranger in town that just happened to walk into the right place at the right time, you would expect that he would have acquaintances that were probably in there, you know, who he was with and playing pool with as well. So it, again, maybe one of those people, conscience will finally get the better of them and they'll come forward and, you know, provide some details. It's just hard for me to, uh, you know, I've been to those places and every now and then, you know, somebody off the street wanders in that doesn't really know anybody, but typically it's a place where friends go to, you know, maybe have a drink, shoot some pool talk and do things like that. So I would suspect strongly that somebody within this establishment, uh, knew who she left with. Scarlett (20:26): Right. I would agree. Yeah. Roy (20:30): All right. Well that is, um, of course that's all the details I have. Just kind of a recap. If you have any information, uh, on Terry DeLuise out of, uh, new Iberia, if you know, you know anything about his death at all, please call the Iberia Sheriff's department. If you know, any of his family or friends that would be able to provide us more information on, you know, him as an individual and also on the events that may be led up to this evening. Uh, you know, please reach out to us. Uh, our emails areRoy@mysteriesofthebayou.com and email@example.com. We'd be glad to, you know, interact and have a chat and see what further information we could find. And, uh, again, on the second case to Marie ran Gil Chris out of, um, repeats parish, Alexandria was where she was last seen. So if you have any information on her, uh, her investigation is with the, uh, repeats pare Sheriff's office and, uh, be sure and give them, or crime stoppers a call and provide any information that you may have, or if, if you know, family members or friends that could maybe provide more information on, you know, the, the events leading up to her death, uh, you know, prior to that night, that would be great to have them reach out to us as well. Roy (22:04): So on our last episode, we, um, you know, we found a, uh, made us a new friend there in Lafayette, Louisiana, the bookstore, the Beausoleil bookstore. You want to tell us a little bit more about that Scarlet? Scarlett (22:19): Yeah. Uh, so if you haven't already, there's a great independent bookstore in downtown Lafayette there, uh, located on Jefferson street, uh, recently went, uh, about a weekend ago and, um, bought, you know, purchased a bunch of new books. Um, they have a great, uh, French section. So if you are a Francophile and you like to read in French, or you know, that the holidays are coming up and you need a gift, there's a great little, uh, kind of unique French book section as well as a local section. So definitely go in and check it out, sit on one of their couches, uh, enjoy reading. And, uh, the atmosphere is great Beausoleil books. They're located on Jefferson street in downtown Lafayette. Roy (23:00): Yeah. And I posted on our last episode, uh, you know, we've talked a little bit about them and I posted a picture of the books, their logo in, of course of their reading room, but it looks like an awesome place to go sit down, pick your favorite book out and, uh, you know, just kinda enjoy some relaxing time in their reading. Uh, course I love books. And that's why I was so excited to, uh, that you found them is because it's very difficult now with, uh, you know, a lot of bookstores closed down and, um, you know, even here in the Dallas Fort worth area, you have there's maybe one or two, uh, spread all over town. It's not like it used to be where they were on the corner. So that's exciting. We wished them a lot of luck and, you know, one thing that we can do to help them succeed is to patronize them. Roy (23:50): Uh, you know, if you're, if you're in the area of course, drop by the store, pick up your favorite title or, uh, you know, look for something new. If you want to look through the crime genre. I think last time we, I was, uh, actually I don't have it with me. We had a picture of the, um, uh, Louisiana sheriffs that have gone arrive at that. That's been a good read, so a bunch of good, uh, crimes genres to pick from as well, but also we, you can reach out to them online and I'm pretty sure that they have a curb service. I think even if you know what you want, if you're near, you could call them, uh, they'll bring it out to the car. And, uh, if not, you can order it online and have it shipped to you. So, Scarlett (24:34): And it was pretty great too. It's like fast food delivery for books. That's awesome. It's great. Roy (24:40): So anyway, give them a call. Uh, like I said, we, uh, you know, if you are a new business in the Southwest Louisiana area or new or old, it doesn't matter. You know, what we want to do is, um, you know, this, this show is kind of a one way that we can give back. We're trying to give back to the victims and their families by publicizing these, uh, unsolved crimes of homicides, missing people. So we want to do that for them, try and get as much publication or as much, uh, you know, traction for them, putting it back out there, keeping it in front of people as we possibly can. Well, we also decided that, you know, we'll try to give some of the local businesses plugs too. This has been a tough time on businesses of all kinds. So, you know, if you have a business that you'd like for us to give you a short plug, uh, you know, please reach out to us on the website and we'll, uh, you know, we've got limited space available, but we will certainly try to work everybody in at some point in time. All right. Well, that's all I've got for today. Uh, I appreciate you looking into these with me and, uh, I think we've, we've got a couple more, I'm trying to turn on to remember it's been a whirlwind of a week, uh, but I'm trying to remember, I think next week we have, uh, another case out of Rapids parish and, um, the other one is going to be out of, uh, Lafayette, Lafayette parish itself there. Scarlett (26:18): Yeah. And, uh, just a reminder, um, you guys listen to us, please, uh, please leave us a review. Um, we would greatly appreciate it. Uh, so we continue what we're doing. Uh, we are on iTunes and Google play and Stitcher, and, um, I guess Roy we're, uh, also on, you could probably fill us in there with where they can find them Roy (26:42): A tune, Stitcher, Google play Spotify. And I just got a notification this morning that Pandora finally, uh, goddess approved and put us on there. So Pandora, there's a couple of more, uh, tune in. And I, to be honest, I can't even remember all the names of them now, but, uh, w did apply or send in the RSS feed for Amazon as well. So I think really most of the big providers, uh, should have us if they don't, if you can't find us on your favorite podcast platform, uh, be sure and write us an email and we'd be glad to, uh, you know, send it to them as well. You can always go to our firstname.lastname@example.org. We upload the episodes. There's a player on there with a little bit more, uh, short synopsis of the, uh, cases that we're talking about. And then, um, the dialogue, the transcript is there, it is a machine transcript, so not gonna be perfect with my accent. It just can't hardly figure that out. So it does come out a little bit messed up, but you can go through there and read, um, if you'd rather do that as well. Roy (27:56): All right, well, thanks a lot, everybody. Uh, y'all have a good rest of your week and we look forward to seeing you next week with the, um, the other cases they're out of, uh, Alexandria and Lafayette until next time. Um, Roy with mysteries of the Bayou Speaker 4 (28:14): And I'm Scarlet take care. Thanks.
32 minutes | 4 months ago
Crawfish Ponds and Missing Persons
“Crawfish Ponds and Missing Persons” Mysteries of the Bayou Episode 02: Nelson Landry Jr. and Carrie Luckey In this 2004 cold case, a young man in his twenties from New Iberia, Louisiana is reported missing. During this period, the New Iberia Police department was disbanded, and cases were handled by the Sheriff’s Department, until 2018 when NIPD would be reinstated. Nelson’s family did not hear from him Christmas weekend and when he failed to show up for work on Monday, they reported him missing the Monday following. Shortly after Nelson went missing, a crawfish farmer reported a suspicious vehicle nearby his crawfish pond off Old Jeanerette Road near Olivier, which was reported as that of Nelson Landry Jr. Two months later in February 2005, Nelson’s body was discovered not far from where his vehicle had been found in a crawfish pond. According to the Iberia Parish Sheriff's incident report, Nelson’s cause of death was determined as drowning. In another cold case, Carrie Luckey Fort Worth area is last seen on May 6 th, 1988, the night of her 18th birthday. Her body is found May 12 th by a tree trimming crew just off Silver Creek/White Settlement in what was then a sparsely populated area of Tarrant County, Texas. It is reported that Carrie was stabbed a total of 70 times and there was evidence of sexual assault. Authorities could not provide testimony of anyone who might have seen her last. The Tarrant County Sheriff’s office and the Texas Rangers both cited this as an ongoing investigation. www.mysteriesofthebayou.com
0 minutes | 4 months ago
Carolyn Riggins Found Deceased
UPDATE: On Monday, October 26, 2020 the local media reported that the body and missing vehicle of Carolyn Riggins had been located. Hunters in Cooke County had discovered the vehicle and authorities had found her body soon after. There was little other information disclosed at this time. On the Finding Carolyn FaceBook page is states the family is still raising money for an investigator, independent autopsy, and forensics. www.mysteriesofthebayou.com Roy (00:01): Hello, and welcome to another episode of mysteries of the Bayou podcast. My name is Roy and I'm Scarlet. So today, uh, this is going to be like a mini mini update episode. We actually, uh, one of the cases that we covered on our very first episode and just released, there has been some, um, new activity in the case. It was the finding Carolyn Riggins. She is the, she is the lady that went missing out of Fort worth, Texas back in July. And, uh, they still, uh, actually just this week, a couple of the local news outlets announced that they had found her car and her in it in cook County, but the, the information was very sparse and they didn't, they really didn't go into any more details. They just, uh, you know, I'm sure they're holding everything close to see if there was foul play and if they need to, um, you know, have a, an investigation into this further. And, um, um, Scarlet, you found saw some information on the family's web on the family's Facebook post, correct? Scarlett (01:16): Correct. Yeah. Um, we've been kind of monitoring the family, uh, finding Carolyn Facebook page and, uh, it looks like there's a GoFundMe page. It looks like the family is, um, trying to raise money for their own, uh, forensic investigation, um, their own private autopsy, uh, attorney fees and, um, some forensic investigation on the car that, uh, Carolyn was found in. So, uh, it looks like there could be possibly still updates in this case to come. Roy (01:48): Yeah. Yeah. We just wanted to reach out, let everybody know that, um, you know, that they're happy that they had found her and the car, but really technically that's the only information that we have, except for the fact that her, um, you know, Facebook page still talks about them raising money and doing, uh, they actually also said that her, um, she went missing and was found under suspicious circumstances. So that kind of tells us that there'll probably be more to this coming soon, but we will keep you updated. They speculated that, uh, they are doing an autopsy that could take it a couple months. So may not be any time soon, but as soon as we have more information, we will certainly let you know you have anything else before we go. Scarlett (02:38): No, sounds Roy (02:40): Good. All right. Again, thanks everybody for listening. You can find us again, www.mysteriesofthebayou.com. You can also find us on, uh, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. We do have a Facebook group. Once we get enough episodes out there, we hope to, uh, stimulate some discussion on these cases and also check us out on YouTube. We will be posting a live record, or we were recording, be posting the recorded episode that we are doing, uh, from this point going forward. So until then, thank you very much. Speaker 3 (03:16): Thank you.
36 minutes | 4 months ago
Evangeline Parish Louisiana Jane Doe
Partially buried skeletal remains were uncovered while on an organized search for a missing boy back in December of 2018. Evangeline Jane Doe was found in a rural, grassy area in Ville Platte, Louisiana. The identity of this woman remains unknown. Forensic experts at LSU FACES were able to determine a few key points of her identity. However, no sketch for Evangeline Jane Doe has been made available thus far. Authorities have very little to go off, and the case has since gone cold. Further testing is available through public funding at the 501(c)3 non-profit, DNA Doe Project. After a night of bingo, grandmother and mother Carolyn Riggins disappeared. 70-year-old Carolyn Riggins was last seen on July 11th, 2020 at the Watauga Road Bingo in the Fort Worth, Texas area. Carolyn had reportedly been on a winning streak that week and had scored a few winning pots the night she went missing. Authorities were able to establish a partial timeline. Her 2002 tan Lincoln Town Car was caught on camera on I35 driving north of her home and was time stamped for 5:30 AM on July 12th. Her family have created a Facebook page called “Finding Carolyn” for anyone that might have further information. www.mysteriesofthebayou.com Scarlett (00:03): Yeah. Roy (00:03): Hey, hello, and welcome to the mysteries of the by you podcast, where you are a true pod, true crime podcast. We're going to be focusing on, uh, cases that come out of Southwest Louisiana, Louisiana as a whole. And of course beyond we don't, we're not going to be totally locked into the area, but my name is Roy and this is Scarlet. Hello, Scarlet. How's it going? Pretty good. How about you? I'm good. Good. You know, I'm based in the Dallas Fort worth area. The reason for my passion for this is not only for the true crime part, but for the area is spent a lot of time down there and it's kinda my adopted hometown area. Uh, I love the people, the food, the culture. Um, there's nothing about it that I don't like. So I like to spend as much time down there as I can. And Scarlet is based in the, uh, you're out of the Lafayette area, correct? Scarlett (00:59): Correct. Yeah. I, um, uh, I, I grew up here and I'm back here and I second everything you just said, except for, I don't like the hurricanes, the mosquitoes and the audio, but you guys have a little bit of that yourselves too, so we're all kind of in the same boat. Roy (01:14): Yeah, yeah, yeah. I've had the, an extra dose of the hurricanes this year. It seems like I know that you've, uh, you've had two of them that you've dodged in the last month or so. Scarlett (01:23): Yeah. And guess what? We have some, I think there's a tropical storm, uh, midweek this week and we're almost in November, so Roy (01:31): Gosh. Yeah. They said it's been a while. I know we made it through our alphabet and then they started working on this, the Greek alphabet or some other kind of alphabet, but anyway. Scarlett (01:43): Yeah. Roy (01:43): Right, right. So I'm going to tell, you know, we'll both kind of tell our story on this episode. We want to, um, you know, why we got into this, why it's important for us. Uh, first a couple of things. Number one, you can find us on iTunes, Stitcher, Google play, and Spotify. We have a website www dot mysteries of the, by you. We're on a Facebook Facebook page and a Facebook group. Eventually we hope to, you know, have enough followers and enough interest that we want to get into some group discussions. We also want you to reach out to us if you have a case submission ideas or especially if you have any information on something that we're talking about, um, you can, all, you can reach out to info at mysteries of the, by you or Roy or Scarlet, email@example.com. We'll be glad to answer you. Roy (02:40): Or, um, you know, on Facebook you can send us some meshes, whatever, whatever works best. But I got into this true crime. Um, w when I was a kid, there were three girls that went missing from a mall here in the Fort worth, in, in Fort worth and no trace of them ever. So there were some renewed interest. Um, probably, uh, two, three, four years ago, local guy did a podcast. And I thought it was really interesting because, you know, this is something that's been around with not much activity on it for the last 40 years. So there was another girl who unfortunately, a little bit older than me that was murdered in, uh, the same timeframe about 1974. And, uh, he also covered her case, brought a lot of renewed interest. And then lo and behold, about a month ago, um, the police actually, uh, saw, well, they think they solved the case. Roy (03:40): They arrested a guy, processed him. It was a new form of DNA that they were able to extract some, uh, uh, use a smaller amount of DNA and get more out of it. So it was unbelievable, but, uh, I think what, what I didn't understand at the time is that how it, especially in 2020, but how could people just fall off the face of the earth and never find a trace of them, never hear from them. It's unbelievable. And in some instances, um, it's people, the people and their vehicle both just disappear, never to be seen again. So really piqued my interest. And then the next thing, I started listening to a lot of different podcasts and it's like, Oh my gosh, this is so widespread across the U S it's it's rampant. I mean, people just go missing every day, never to be heard. Roy (04:34): So anyway, just peak my interest, not only from that investigative side, that, how does this happen, but also, you know, of thinking about how, how, how do families live with that? And so, you know, we want to be very, uh, family and victim focused. We aren't gonna victim shame, or we don't care about what their lifestyle was. It, uh, matters that they were a person and that there have either been killed or that they are missing. So we want to help as much as we can bring more information, there's never closure. So it's not like we're going to find closure for the family. Cause I don't think that happens, but, uh, you know, at least having the information to solve the mystery about what happened. And so that's kind of how I got into it and why I'm interested. Uh, Scarlet, what about yourself? What, what peaked your interest in true crime? Scarlett (05:30): Oh, well, that's a really great question. Um, you know, I know a lot of people that are involved in true crime, they have some kind of tacit, uh, connectional almost in a way that you do where you knew of someone or it happened in your hometown. And it, it kind of in a way, whether you were cognizant of, but not, it kind of shaped your life going forward, especially like you said, for these families that just don't have the closure. Um, but you know, it's, it's interesting. I read somewhere that, you know, um, there's a lot of interest in true crime cause it, it almost makes us feel a little bit safe in our own lives. It kind of gives us some control, you know, knowing what else, you know, these horrible things happen. Um, and it's out there and it gives us some kind of understanding, but again, like, you know, kind of second what you said, uh, I just so much sympathy for these families and, you know, especially doing something like this and you sit at your computer and you start to Google things, uh, you just see the, the frequency with which this happens and, you know, in your own town even. Scarlett (06:28): Um, so it just kind of broadens that, understanding that this really does happen to people. And then, you know, they have to figure out how logistically, you know, w what life is like and how to, you know, the aftermath and just the day-to-day and how challenging that could be. Roy (06:42): Yeah. And I like these, uh, the three girls that went missing, you know, their families have pushed this with the police. You know, the police can only go so far. There's, um, you know, they're clues and they run them down. But after a while, it's like, you know, where do we go from here? So the families have been really involved with keeping these investigations moving and then family and friends, and, um, you know, in the three girls that went missing, they actually, uh, last year, 2018, maybe they actually pulled some cars up from the bottom of a Lake thinking that they may have some something to do with it. Yeah. So it was a big undertaking, but one of the, uh, girls brothers, uh, you know, he's instrumental in keeping the Facebook page alive and keeping the stuff out there. So, you know, that's great. Roy (07:31): I hope that we can bring, uh, you know, a little bit of help to a family, you know, we're, we're starting out. So I'm gonna, you know, ask or beg mercy from the, you know, people that may see the show we're trying taping, um, on, uh, on zoom. So we can put it up on YouTube for you. But, um, we're gonna start with some fairly, uh, small cases that don't have a lot of information we're doing that just so we can find our footing on how we're going to be able to communicate and talk back and forth about these and make it interesting. We will try to keep these, um, you know, we'd like to do about a 30 to 45 minute episode, those tend to work best. And, uh, you know, just present the facts. We're not going to add a lot of color. Roy (08:19): Uh, w you know, we just want to present what we know as the facts. We don't want to speculate on what may or may not have happened. I don't think that's fair to families, especially of the missing, to speculate on all the bad things that could have happened to the individual, because, um, you know, I view it as my family, that somebody was missing. Uh, you know, we're going to hold out hope, even though at some point you have to give in to the realization, they may not come back alive, but you always want to hold out the hope until, you know, for sure. So, you know, we don't want to speculate on all the bad things that may have happened. We just want present the facts and say, Hey, if you've seen these people, or if you saw something, you know, reach out to law enforcement, get them involved. And, um, even if you think it's something tiny or, um, have no, you know, of no value, let them make that determination because they may be able to put it together with another clue, uh, you know, one in one equal two, and it may, it may, uh, you know, it could be the thing that turns an investigation. You just never know. Scarlett (09:26): Yeah. And I'm so glad that we're doing this, uh, you know, via video, because I'm hoping that, you know, we go to Walmart or something, eventually enough people, you know, we'll see our faces and maybe they'll, uh, when that'd be great, if they just, you know, you're in the shopping line at Walmart and says, Hey, I watched your book. I listened to your podcast. And I got, you know, got this, you know, case or this information or this family member, how cool would that be? Right. Roy (09:49): Right. Yeah. That's the best, the best thing that could happen is we find out that somebody listened to the show and what it was able to, you know, help solve something. Uh, you just never know, uh, part of it is the, it's a game of numbers. It's the more people that put the message out to the bigger audience, the, that it gets to the better chance of, uh, you know, having a break in a case that that's the great thing about this day in time is, you know, used to, you saw you had a local newspaper and, um, the story ran there. And if you didn't read that, or if you weren't in that area, you may not really know. But today, um, you know, this show has been, uh, you know, we've been trying to get the show off the ground for about a year and just been some setbacks here and there. Roy (10:37): But even over that time, we've had visitors to our website, into the podcast from all over the world. So it's such, it's such an awesome thing to have that kind of a reach. So, you know, we're excited and, uh, what we're going to do. I think at least the first couple episodes, like I said, we've got a, we're going to go over two cases, each one, uh, they're sparse details. So we're not going to be long and in-depth into each one, but this way, uh, you know, it just, uh, gives a chance to, to families, to maybe, uh, to get some answers. So unless you have anything else, you just want to jump right in. Scarlett (11:18): I miss, I wish I had a better icebreaker. I, um, you know, just encouraging me. I, I, I do have a, not to sensationalize it in any way. Um, but you know, you mentioned the seventies, you know, a case, you know, that this kind of inspired your true crime. Um, my mom had a Ted Bundy's story around mid seventies. Yeah. And it shouldn't, we shouldn't lead with that. The, and the hook or something really short stories. She went to school in, uh, Pocatello, Idaho. And, uh, he happened, he had the cast and he was at this kind of a local watering hole bar. It was just college kids. It's a real small town. Everybody knew each other. And he said, hi, I'm Ted. And he was kind of strange. And he had a cast and everybody remembered him because it was just, he struck out he wasn't a part of the college crowd. So how crazy is that? Six degrees everyone's I think he started talking to enough people. They might have one of these crazy stories. It's like six degrees of Ted or something in that time period. Roy (12:14): Yeah. Yeah. That's for sure about the six degrees. Uh, you know, that's one thing I always, uh, talking to new people, you always try to find that connection and it, it's always amazing that, uh, there's always something, maybe an event or a person, but usually you can find some kind of common ground there. All right. Well, let's jump into this one. Um, this is one that's been kind of bugging me for probably the better part of a year. Now. It is the, um, it comes out of evangelism parish in Louisiana, and it it's basically called the, uh, evangelism parish, Jane DOE. And what happened was in 2018, December, 2018, there were some remains found of a young lady and they still haven't been identified. And kind of the backstory we'll get into is that, um, the way that this, uh, the skeletal remains were found, what are that? Um, there was a missing child in the area. And, um, so the police over in Ville Platte, or called out to search for this child, and as they're searching, they, um, come across these bones and you, you know, a little bit more about the, uh, the, um, the child they were searching for. You have a little information on that, don't you? Scarlett (13:38): Yeah. Um, you know, it's always horrible when a child goes missing. So naturally, uh, this was an all man on board. You know, they had four wheelers, they had people on horses. They even the Cajun Navy, uh, even came out to lend a hand in the search and rescue, but the child was found, uh, it was, it looked like a runaway case. And so child was found safe. So that that's good. And unfortunately, this, they happened to stumble upon these remains of this, you know, person, unfortunately. Roy (14:10): Yeah. And while you brought them up, it's probably good that we'll just stop for a minute and, uh, say, well, why would the Navy be involved in a search that was that far in, but, uh, if you've never been to, yeah, yeah. Now they're, they're great. They help out a lot. And even through these last hurricanes, they were a big help evacuating and looking for people. But in this particular area, there are a bunch of rice fields that are flooded rice fields, crawfish farms. So anyway, there is a lot of water around as well. So if I'm also, so they found these remains, they were partially buried. They were in a green space by a barn. It it's from I've read. It said it was kind of out in the middle of nowhere, but it was basically, there were some, uh, another house close to it. And they said that the neighbor that lived there at the time was known to have interaction with high risk women. And, you know, I think that's important because Speaker 3 (15:12): Especially Roy (15:13): In a small area, like evangelism parish, it was all over the news. So I feel very strongly that had this young lady been missing from that area. It would have been solved immediately, but it just makes you believe that maybe she was from a different area and whether she was in this area voluntarily, or whether she had been trafficked to the area. We don't know. But again, the impetus for us wanting to do this show is because if this young lady came from outside of the evangelism parish, or, you know, even the South, what that region of Southwest Louisiana, this is where we're hoping if you have someone that, you know, of friend or family that's missing, that kind of fits into this age group or a range that, you know, you may, um, be a good thing to check with the authorities, just to see if it happens to be that Speaker 3 (16:11): Okay. Roy (16:11): She, um, uh, so the, the, some of the other information, she was about 20, uh, she had been there, they think for about five to 10 years and, uh, they speculate that her age was 25 to 35 at the time of discovery. So kind of applying a little bit of simplistic math to that. You would think that her current age today would have been probably in the 32 to 47 range. So if, if you know, somebody who was missing that may be in that, you know, 32 to 47 that went missing, uh, when would that have been, you know, maybe 2008 to 2013, that kind of fits that timeframe? Um, Speaker 3 (17:02): She was, uh, Roy (17:05): They, uh, speculate that she was of mixed descent, probably of, uh African-American and, uh, French Cajun, uh, origin, if I'm not mistaken, when I was going to put this up, sorry about that. I was gonna, uh, I'm gonna put up a little, we're gonna try this and see what it comes out like on our recording. But, um, this is some of the information that we found here on the evangelism parish, Jane DOE, uh, yeah, she was of mixed Cajun French and African descent, female in, um, Speaker 3 (17:46): So one Roy (17:47): Thing else we did, we reached to the Louisiana state police, uh, of course it's an ongoing investigation, so they were not willing to either provide us with more information or, you know, we did offer them a chance to come on and talk with this. And again, uh, because it's an ongoing investigation and I think that's something that we have both, uh, come to terms with a few of the other cases that we've been investigating, basically the same thing. So a lot of times we're going to be able to provide to you information that we found, um, doing internet searches, just because of the, uh, thirties, uh, you know, they need to hold some of this information close just in case they, uh, do make an arrest that, uh, it, it makes it a little more difficult when some information is out in the public. They like to hold it and that way they can use it in interrogation. Scarlett (18:48): Yeah. And, um, I know that we had talked about this pre show. Um, you know, and I'm just so curious that, so it looks like, you know, they, they reported that they found a skull with possibly some teeth. And then, um, you made the, you know, you brought up the thought that if it's she's, you know, they were able to tell that she was female, possibly they found other remains the pelvis, uh, and whatnot. Um, you know, I wish we, you know, too bad. We're not, we don't have any forensic knowledge. I I'm just so curious, you know, how much is needed to do, um, one of these facial reconstructions, you know, how, how much DNA, how much, how much goes into that originally, we don't have those answers. Um, but unfortunately with this case, uh, they weren't able, or they haven't been able to, or they're working or they're backlog, but there there's no image to match this report. Roy (19:38): Yeah. And I had read that they have sent the remains to LSU and, uh, LSU has an awesome program where they do some facial reconstruction. I'm sure that they are, you know, trying, uh, the other thing that's really popular now is, uh, looking at DNA and going backwards is because if I'm just like myself, if something happened to me, they looked at my DNA. Um, if I don't have any in the system and it can get that way, you can get in the system a lot of ways, either through a criminal convictions, it can get there through, um, I think some military police school districts. So there's a lot of ways that your DNA can get in the system, but when somebody is found, they can't do, they can't match their DNA. So what they can do now is they will kind of start working it backwards to see if they can find some relatives and then narrow it down that way. Roy (20:36): And kind of how that works is, uh, like myself, I've gone through, uh, uh, Google 23 and me, but people cannot access, uh, DNA there to do a comparison. So there are a couple of other services. One of them that I'm aware of is it's Jed match GED match. And basically if you upload your DNA there, you're given the authorities the, uh, permission to, you know, try to match it against these unknown cases in that way. It may even if it, you know, if it wasn't me, it may be, uh, you know, they may find somebody that it links close to me. And then, you know, they start the conversation. Is it, you know, brother, sister, father, mother, child, or, you know, they can, our cousin, you know, they start seeing how far away you are, uh, uh, I guess, of a match to this particular DNA. Roy (21:32): And then they can kind of start down that path of figuring out who it may have been. And it's funny because that's actually how the, uh, the 46 year old case that they just solved here in Fort worth. That was part of how that happened was, you know, they found a way to work with this, uh, smaller bit of DNA. And, uh, they matched it to the guy's brother actually. So, you know, they got a match through the, uh, through Jed match, I think. And then they said, well, um, it come up, it comes up as one of these three brothers, we just don't know who, so then they started taking their DNA into, got a positive match on it. So very interesting. The technology that we have today. Scarlett (22:19): Yeah. W I was just going to say, since you brought up Jed match, that was also, you know, gained a lot of notoriety for the golden state killer Joseph Dangelo was, um, they used family DNA and were able to place him, you know, bring him his DNA to the crime scene as well. So it's just interesting. Roy (22:37): So anyway, um, if you have, you know, if you have a loved one that's missing, if you have any more information, uh, you know, if you were in the area at the time and maybe know more about this person, uh, you know, this, uh, young lady who she may have been, where she might've been from, please reach out to either, uh, the veal plat, um, police department. You can reach out to the Vangelis parish Sheriff's department, or the Louisiana state police is involved. So, uh, just reach out to one of those and, uh, you know, please let them know what, you know, it may be able to help solve this and at least give, uh, give her a name. Roy (23:18): All right. If nothing else we'll move on to the next one, this one here. Uh, actually we just paired it, uh, with this other shorter case, it's really not out of, uh, Southwest Louisiana, but it is very current. And that's why, it's why we felt the need to go ahead and put it out. This, this lady is actually missing from the, uh, Fort worth Texas area. Her name is Carolyn Riggins, and she is age 70, about five, nine, and about 200 pounds. So, um, basically she was, uh, at a bingo hall playing bingo at the, and then just turned up missing. And they, this, she eventually, she went missing from on July 11th. So it's been, um, we're going on big, going on three months now. Speaker 4 (24:17): Yeah, Roy (24:17): Yeah. She, uh, let's see, she was last seen July 11th, around 10:30 PM at the Watauga road. Bingo, for those familiar, with the area that's at, uh, mid cities Boulevard and, um, roof, snow area think they caught her. She was on camera at the bingo parlor. And then also they saw her car driving by the convenience store that was up on the corner. They really didn't see that she was the one driving, but they did. Uh, they did see the car go by. So, uh, by, you know, accounts from people there that she had one, uh, several jackpots that night and, uh, on the days leading up to that, that she had won, uh, some, some other smaller pots. So they feel like that she may have had a lot of cash on her, or if somebody had been watching her, they felt like that she had a, um, had a lot of cash with her. Uh, she was last, seen her car is a tan Speaker 4 (25:19): Or pewter. I've read both, Roy (25:22): Uh, on this flyer. It says tan 2002 Lincoln town car, Texas license plate, C Speaker 4 (25:27): E G B one four five three C G B one four five three. Roy (25:34): Uh, this poster is off of the, uh, find Carolyn, uh, Facebook page. There's also an Instagram page. And then, uh, finding Carolyn at, um, Twitter as well. They also have a website set up so you can send, uh, if you have any information, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a $5,000 reward for, uh, tips leading to find her, you know, this is kind of a kind of strange number one. I know the area of very well. Um, so, you know, I, I can place exactly where this bingo place is while she may have come out of there. Uh, what's bizarre though, is that, that I have read that she was there, like at 10 30 at night and left, and her car was seen early the next morning, about 30 miles North of there, uh, on our 35 in Denton, Texas at the highway three 80 interchange. Roy (26:36): So, um, again, it was just picked up on a license scan, so there's no picture who was driving the car, but, um, yeah, it's just, uh, it's certainly sad for the family again, uh, uh, us had messaged, uh, one of the family members. They were, um, at the time we had talked, they were still setting up, uh, they were a new search for some wooded areas that were behind this, uh, being go parlor. So they were kind of involved in that and I don't think they really had the time to give us, so, uh, hopefully we'll try to catch back up with them because, uh, it was her sister. I would love to have her on as a guest and talk to her more about this. Um, there were really not much else there have been no transactions on any of her cards, our credit report. Roy (27:32): Um, she did have her purse, but she didn't have her cell phone as for some reason she'd left it at home. So, uh, the, she does take medication that she does not have. So, um, then, you know, that's another reason why the family is desperately trying to find her because it's been so long. The, um, that's really about all I know, but because it was timely, you know, we felt like that, uh, from looking at the distribution of listeners that we've had in the past, you know, we do have a pretty good crowd out of the DFW area. So we felt like it would be, uh, you know, worth, at least mentioning this, to see if we can generate some information for the family. Scarlett (28:23): Yeah. Um, I guess just one thing to add, and again, um, this is possible. So on the Facebook page, someone had, uh, you know, maybe it could be a lead, maybe not a lead, maybe just something to think about in the background. Uh, if anyone's thought of maybe checking, uh, WinStar casino, it's, uh, North of Denton, if she had been, you know, if the bingo parlor had closed or her maybe not even her or whoever maybe was driving that vehicle that they pinged at 10:30 PM, or I'm sorry, 5:30 AM on July 12th the next day. Possibly it was on its way to the casino. Roy (28:59): Yeah. That casino is just across the red river in Oklahoma. So yeah, that, that is definitely a possibility. And you know, this is, uh, one of the cases, again, you know, as we said, I said in the beginning, don't want to speculate because there there's so many things that could have happened. And, uh, you know, what we're hoping is that they can still bring her home alive, but the, um, this is kind of the, kind of, one of those interesting parts is that, uh, they have not found the car either. So how does the, you know, how does Carolyn and the car go missing and not be seen for three months? Because, um, you know, generally even if the car had been abandoned, you know, the, they run the plates, they figure out, at least we have that. So another thing that I know that the family has been doing is looking along, uh, you know, 35 going towards that casino to see, uh, you know, if there's ditches that a car could have run off in that you couldn't see them or bodies of water that it might have gone into as well. Roy (30:04): Um, and that happens, um, again, you would think in a huge metropolitan area like this, that that's an impossibility, but I'll tell you it's not actually a ride out here, uh, close to my house about, uh, well, it's been a few months ago. It was back during the summertime. There was a car, two people in it. They had just run off of, um, a major interstate, but they hit down into a ditch and a culvert at just the right angle that you could not see them from the road bed. So about two, three days later, there's a guy has a flat tire running down the road, pulls over and just happens to pull over right on top of this vehicle. And, um, you know, he looked down and saw him and unfortunately one of the gentlemen passed away. The other was saved. But, uh, you know, again, it's stranger things have happened that you can run off the road in a huge metropolitan on the major highway that, you know, has thousands of cars going over to every day and still not be seen. Scarlett (31:16): Right. And I just so much sympathy for her family. You know, I can't imagine something like this, you know, she was a mother and a grandmother and just not really having the answers of, you know, what happened that night. Roy (31:29): Exactly. Exactly. So if you have any information, uh, we'll just kind of recap if you have any information on Carolyn K Riggins, again, she's missing out of Fort worth, Texas since, uh, July 11th of this year, 2020. And then, um, the other case that we covered is the oops, the evangelists and Jane DOE, uh, she was found in, uh, evangelism parish. I'm sorry. Yeah. Ville Platte. Yeah. Veal plaid in evangelism parish, uh, Louisiana, uh, she was found in 2018, but they suspect again that she had been there for, uh, five to 10 years and they, uh, estimated her age to be about 25 to 35 when she went missing. So, um, if you have any information on that, please again, reach out to the proper authorities and let's see if we can, uh, help solve one of these two cases. That's really all I've got. Um, again, uh, we're going to kind of find our way through this been interesting, uh, also using new technology, like I said, uh, we had, uh, anticipated doing the audio for the podcast for sure. But then we, uh, decided to try to couple it with the recording and, uh, try to put it up on YouTube as well. We'll see, uh, see how that goes. And if you have, uh, something nice to say, please reach out and let us know. Don't, don't be mean we're still, Scarlett (33:04): We're trying, we're gonna figure it out. Roy (33:07): But, uh, yeah, if you have some, uh, positive critiquing, please let us know. Uh, you know, we want to make the show interesting where people want to listen. Uh, and we also want to, you know, try to help help these families as much as we possibly can to so anything we can do along those realms, if you have any case submissions, please reach out to one of us. Uh, um, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can hit us on either Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, um, uh, yeah, we will be up on LinkedIn, uh, but also, um, Instagram be sure and reach out. Scarlett (33:50): Yes, we do dove Nido wing doves as well. We take down and smoke, so smoke mail as well or anything we're connected on everything. Roy (33:57): Exactly. Yeah. And, uh, Scarlet just met awesome, uh, technology. She just messaged me like, Hey, you forgot something here. Definitely. Uh, you know, we're just starting out. And so w we want to have a mission to help other businesses as they're starting out. We've. Um, the first one again, is up here in the Dallas Fort worth area. It just happened to be going to another place to eat last weekend, drove by an old, uh, farmer's market. And lo and behold, they had turned it into the Cajun, a Cajun market in Colleyville, Texas. So, um, went in, talked to the Phil and Debra, really nice people there got me some Bhutan and some cracklin. So it was, uh, it was really good. Uh, he had some good product and, uh, that's one thing I miss about not living in Louisiana. And the Southwestern part is the, uh, the Bhutan. Roy (34:57): I could, I could eat that stuff every day. So it was nice to find a place. And, uh, yeah, if you're a new business that has anything to do with the Southwest Louisiana area, also reach out to us. We'd love to drop a plug in for you and, uh, you know, try to help try to help these new businesses has gotta be tough with the COVID and everything that's going on. Starting a new business is tough any day of the week, but with the COVID on top of that and everything that's going on, I'm sure that it's even more difficult. So we want to get out patronize them and, uh, you know, show a little love for, for these guys for sure. Scarlett (35:34): Okay. Roy (35:38): All right. So before we go, Scarlet, do you have anything else? Scarlett (35:43): Uh, no. Just, I want to thank everybody for listening and, you know, think our family, I hope they're listening as well as the whole movie. You know, few fan base are already at least. Hi dad. Roy (35:56): We got our, we got our two followers already. Yup. All right. Well until next time I'm Roy I'm Scarlet. Y'all be careful. Be careful out there.
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