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Episode 12

Jeff Davis 8

June 17, 2019   Tags: , ,
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The Jeff Davis 8, also known as the Jennings 8, is eight different cases. Eight women were found dead or murdered in or around Jennings, Louisiana from May 2005 to August 2009. All eight women knew each other and traveled in the same circle of people, sex workers and drug users. Four of the deaths were ruled a homicide while the other four remain with an undetermined cause of death.


The Victims:

Loretta Lewis was a 28-year-old mother to two sons. She had been struggling with a substance abuse problem for quite some time. On May 17, 2005, she was seen getting into a vehicle with a local sex worker procurer. From there she was later seen at the Boudreaux Inn. She was in the company of Muggy Brown and Necole Guillory. Her body was located on May 20th by a fisherman in the Grand Marias Canal. She was wearing blue jeans, a white or light pink short sleeve blouse, and blue underwear. There was no obvious sign of cause of death. She had signs of cocaine, antidepressants, and alcohol in her system.

Ernestine Patterson was a mother of four and lifelong Jennings resident. The 30-year-old was last seen on June 16, 2005. On June 18th her body was discovered in a drainage canal off LA Highway 102. She was partially clothed and her throat had been slit.


Kristen Gary Lopez's friends and family last saw her on March 6, 2007. It wasn't unusual for 21-year-old Kristen to not check, consequently she wasn't reported missing until 10 days later. On March 18th, fisherman discovered her completely nude body in Petitjean Canal. Kristen's cause of death could not be determined. But she did have both drugs and alcohol in her system.

Whitnei Dubois was last seen alive at a house on McKinley Street in Jennings, LA, on May 10, 2007. The 26-year-old's body was found lying nude in a roadway at Bobby Road and Earl Duhon Road on May 12th. The young mother was identified by her fingerprints. Whitnei's cause of death was also ruled undetermined. 



Laconia "Muggy" Brown was last seen by her grandmother in the afternoon on May 27, 2008. Muggy was a 23-year-old mother with a young son. Around 2 AM that night a law enforcement officer came across her body in the middle of East Racca Road. Muggy had been doused with bleach and her throat had been slit. 

Shay Benoit was a 24-year-old wife and mother. She was last seen at her former place of employment, a Sonic Drive In in Lake Arthur, Louisiana, on August 29, 2008. Shay's remains were found on September 11th in a wooded area near a dry irrigation canal by hunters. She was badly decomposed and cause of death was ruled undetermined.


Brittney Ann Gary is the youngest woman in the Jeff Davis 8. She was 17-years-old and had just recently moved back to the Jennings area from Texas. She was last seen on a Family Dollar store's surveillance camera at 5:30 PM on November 2, 2008. Brittney was not known to disappear. Her mother reported her missing 24 hours later. On November 15th, searchers found Brittney's body. She was found on the roadside near Keystone Road. Her cause of death was asphyxiation. 

Necole Guillory was 26-years-old. She was last seen by her mother on August 16, 2009. Just hours after her mother reported her missing on August 19th, a maintenance crew found her remains near Egan, Louisiana. Her body was on an embankment at the I-10 westbound overpass at Plant Road. Necole was nude from the waist down. Her cause of death was ruled homicide by asphyxiation.


Locations of where the Jeff Davis 8 were found:

ASSIGNMENT:

In this week's assignment we are looking for any information on each of these cases. This information can be me more details before each woman disappeared, information on their deaths, or anything about the person or persons responsible for their deaths. You can contact us or the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office at 337-821-2100 or 337-794-3444.

CODE OF CONDUCT:

1. Do not name names publicly. Send everything to the police or to this page and we will forward to the police.
2. Do not contact any family members.
3. Do not doxx each other and be civil. We all want to the same thing. 

As tips come in, Jensen and Holes will work to verify them. If they look good, we will publish them here to try and get us closer to their names.

Statement from the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office:

"The investigations into the deaths of the eight women, often referred to as the Jeff Davis 8, are open cases. The investigations remain a priority of the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office. 

Detectives continue to review information that has been collected, search for new information and evidence, and follow any new leads that are received. Anyone with information can provide the information by contacting the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office at phone number 337-821-2100 or 337-794-3444."
 

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