Missing in small towns, this is a disturbing article in the New York Times. It described how in Jennings, Louisiana, young women have disappeared and were later found murdered. They were all raised by their extended family, lost stability in life, used drugs, worked as prostitutes, and they knew each other. Their bodies were too decomposed when found to determine cause of death with certainty.
Now in and of itself this is disturbing enough but then I read this: “In 2007, the chief of detectives in the parish sheriff’s office made a deal to buy a pickup truck from an inmate in the parish jail, a woman he knew to be an acquaintance of one of the victims. A witness later said she saw Ms. Lopez [one of the victims] in that same truck on the day of her disappearance, but by then the detective had washed and resold the truck. The detective was fined and taken off the investigation. He now supervises the evidence room at the sheriff’s office.” And this man now supervises the evidence room?
In August 2009, again in the New York Times, you can read about nine women who disappeared. Some were found murdered but their bodies too decomposed to determine cause of death. Six of these women were found in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Three are still missing. The majority of these women were again prostitutes and addicted to drugs. After the sixth body was found in June 2009, the FBI got involved. According to family and friends, they should have gotten involved much sooner.
Was this done by the same person? Is this a local person who does not get caught because the women were considered just prostitutes?