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2sisters
04-26-2005, 06:36 PM
http://www.theneworleanschannel.com/news/4415317/detail.html
Found this today and I thought I would post it. I hope the case gets the attention it deserves. Sometimes murder cases like this fall through the cracks and are forgotten.

tezi
04-26-2005, 07:02 PM
Another one?

kgeaux
04-26-2005, 08:32 PM
What is it about Louisiana???? BR probably has at least one more, all those women who disappeared while jogging and were killed by blunt trauma to the head.....New Orleans has been hinting about a SK of prostitutes for years....and now one in Houma. Dear God. They better clear that da*n backlog of DNA and start sending it in to the database.

concernedperson
04-26-2005, 08:51 PM
What is it about Louisiana???? BR probably has at least one more, all those women who disappeared while jogging and were killed by blunt trauma to the head.....New Orleans has been hinting about a SK of prostitutes for years....and now one in Houma. Dear God. They better clear that da*n backlog of DNA and start sending it in to the database.

Have you checked the sex offender site for Lafayette Parish?

No question BR and the surrounding areas have another problem child. When Melissa uncovered the murders and exposed them there were 60 unsolved murders/missing all over the area. The 2 serial killers in jail have admitted or been found guilty of 15. What about the rest? It is an area saturated with many problems for the size of population.

tezi
04-26-2005, 09:11 PM
What is it about Louisiana???? BR probably has at least one more, all those women who disappeared while jogging and were killed by blunt trauma to the head.....New Orleans has been hinting about a SK of prostitutes for years....and now one in Houma. Dear God. They better clear that da*n backlog of DNA and start sending it in to the database.

I swear, I don't understand why the backlog of DNA? They know they have a "problem," but yet they aren't sending it to the database? WTF? :banghead:

kgeaux
04-26-2005, 10:23 PM
I swear, I don't understand why the backlog of DNA? They know they have a "problem," but yet they aren't sending it to the database? WTF? :banghead:


They funded the TESTING of the DNA, but they did not fund for extra people to do the testing.....so the DNA is sitting there waiting for the one or two workers to get to it. Same old same old.

2sisters
04-26-2005, 11:51 PM
I guess thats just the way the story goes in Louisiana. It is most certanly a state thats priorities aren't straight and haven't been for a long time.

concernedperson
04-30-2005, 07:27 PM
It seems that another body has been found indicating the Houma serial killer is still on the loose.

http://www.klfy.com/Global/story.asp?S=3281659

concernedperson
05-08-2005, 07:05 PM
Rita Crosby FNN has been profiling this and the new count is up to 9. There may be some religious overtones to these crimes. Apparently, the killer washes the victims feet or some other weird ritual. Can't find any written news on this but maybe by tomorrow there will be an update. In any case, this is very odd.

kgeaux
05-08-2005, 08:20 PM
Rita Crosby FNN has been profiling this and the new count is up to 9. There may be some religious overtones to these crimes. Apparently, the killer washes the victims feet or some other weird ritual. Can't find any written news on this but maybe by tomorrow there will be an update. In any case, this is very odd.


The murders in Houma seem to be linked to some murders in Kenner & New Orleans. All the victims in both cities are found without their shoes on. All men, all high risk lifestyles. The NO PO has nicknamed their murders "The Shoeless Murders." I'll see if I can find a link for you.

http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/frontpage/index.ssf?/base/news-3/1114842390304820.xml

Interesting read: The Kenner/New Orleans murders occured in 98 and 99. The Houma murders began in 02. Now where was our serial killer in 00 and 01?? In jail? In another city, killing men and leaving them without shoes?

concernedperson
05-08-2005, 08:44 PM
The murders in Houma seem to be linked to some murders in Kenner & New Orleans. All the victims in both cities are found without their shoes on. All men, all high risk lifestyles. The NO PO has nicknamed their murders "The Shoeless Murders." I'll see if I can find a link for you.

http://www.nola.com/news/t-p/frontpage/index.ssf?/base/news-3/1114842390304820.xml

Interesting read: The Kenner/New Orleans murders occured in 98 and 99. The Houma murders began in 02. Now where was our serial killer in 00 and 01?? In jail? In another city, killing men and leaving them without shoes?

Extremely interesting.I wish the parishes would really compare notes. I bookmarked KLFY and get news from that area. Murders are occurring around there as well but none that exactly fit the Houma/Kenner murders.

kgeaux
05-08-2005, 10:30 PM
Extremely interesting.I wish the parishes would really compare notes. I bookmarked KLFY and get news from that area. Murders are occurring around there as well but none that exactly fit the Houma/Kenner murders.

Compare notes???? What's THAT??? Just kidding, but that's how most of the LE agencies around here act.

Link below discusses a house that has been searched in Houma, looking for possible evidence relating to this case.

http://www.houmatoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050508/NEWS/505080322/1025

There are two articles in this paper, this link is dated today, and there's an article from yesterday, which you can find by scrolling down.

I've been thinking of the comment that the bare feet in NO could have a possible religious reason, but no one in Houma has actually stated that these victims have bare feet, right? Just that there are "similarities" which made them think the two cities might share a single SK.

kgeaux
05-16-2005, 07:35 AM
My local paper printed a lengthy article today which fleshes out the victims. The print article included photos of the 6 Houma area victims. The photos do not appear in the online link. Three of the victims are white, three are black. So we've got a killer who is comfortable with both races. No task force yet, so I'm assuming there hasn't been enough found to link Houma/New Orleans murders at this time. The attorney general's office is acting as the database depository.

http://www.acadiananow.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050516/NEWS01/505160327/1002

concernedperson
05-16-2005, 08:14 AM
My local paper printed a lengthy article today which fleshes out the victims. The print article included photos of the 6 Houma area victims. The photos do not appear in the online link. Three of the victims are white, three are black. So we've got a killer who is comfortable with both races. No task force yet, so I'm assuming there hasn't been enough found to link Houma/New Orleans murders at this time. The attorney general's office is acting as the database depository.

http://www.acadiananow.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050516/NEWS01/505160327/1002

Thanks for the article. It was interesting to note that some of the victims were acquainted. Kgeaux, this reminds me of Sean Gillis and the murders of prostitutes in the BR and Lafayette areas. Same types of "high risk" individuals meaning that they have the same amount of vulnerability.

I feel sure this is a serial killer....the mo....generally the same.....dumping grounds hidden in wide open spaces. Victims are all young men. Serial killers don't usually care about race....it is the kill they go for.

When they find this killer we will see a seriously messed up individual.

misterallgood
05-16-2005, 02:09 PM
This is a creepy one.

They think he washes his victims' feet.

Who is Haunting Houma, Louisiana? (http://www.planethuff.com/darkside/archives/cat_true_crime_serial_killers.html#000708)

The Shoeless Dead of Houma, Louisiana (http://www.planethuff.com/darkside/archives/cat_true_crime_serial_killers.html#000724).

concernedperson
05-16-2005, 05:48 PM
This is a creepy one.

They think he washes his victims' feet.

Who is Haunting Houma, Louisiana? (http://www.planethuff.com/darkside/archives/cat_true_crime_serial_killers.html#000708)

The Shoeless Dead of Houma, Louisiana (http://www.planethuff.com/darkside/archives/cat_true_crime_serial_killers.html#000724).

Thanks for the info. Yes, it is a creepy one and the thing is there could be many more victims. As kgeaux stated before the parishes are very territorial and tend not to talk to each other.

Another thing to remember is S. Louisiana is heavily Catholic....old school Catholic with the generations of French living in the area. A lot of inter-marriages (2nd & 3rd cousins). Very close knit. I am not being prejudicial..I was born there and speak about the area with authority.

concernedperson
05-16-2005, 08:49 PM
I am going to keep bumping this up. This is a crime of tremendous magnitude. There are so many in the State. It is not popular insofar as this State's position. But the crimes continue and the victim's mount.Some one has a breaking heart and not a whole lot of attention has been paid. So, I will. If I am being obnoxious then so be it. But these families are just as importent as everyone else.

Remember, I said that the 60 murdered and missing women were not all accounted for. 15 were by Derrick Todd Lee and Sean Gillis but what about the rest? This is serious.

kgeaux
05-16-2005, 09:01 PM
I am going to keep bumping this up. This is a crime of tremendous magnitude. There are so many in the State. It is not popular insofar as this State's position. But the crimes continue and the victim's mount.Some one has a breaking heart and not a whole lot of attention has been paid. So, I will. If I am being obnoxious then so be it. But these families are just as importent as everyone else.

Remember, I said that the 60 murdered and missing women were not all accounted for. 15 were by Derrick Todd Lee and Sean Gillis but what about the rest? This is serious.

You are not being obnoxious at all, concernedperson. I appreciate your concern!

A couple of years ago, BR was thought to have THREE serial killers--two have been caught, and I'm not sure if the third one has changed areas or is inactive right now for another reason--I've always thought the third one would be tied to the numerous women who were killed while jogging, but I could be wrong about that. Anyway, as you say, there are 45 unsolved murders of women ranging back over the past decade, JUST FROM THE BATON ROUGE AREA!!! 45 unsolved murders! And that's just the WOMEN. And the local media, zip. Nada. Nothing. Not a mention of the unsolved murders.

New Orleans has or had at least one--prostitutes. Not sure if he was ever caught. I somehow lost track of that case.

Now this guy. I think we will be hearing about more and more murders connected to this case, because of there is a gap of time between the New Orleans area murders and the Houma murders.

Did you hear anything new about the search of the home in Houma? I know they took lots of things out of the house, but I wonder if they've been able to connect any of it?

By the way, misterallgood, I enjoy reading your articles. Thanks for shining a light on this case.

concernedperson
05-16-2005, 09:45 PM
Let's be all about being concerned. This is importent.Someone has to be and we can be!

misterallgood
05-17-2005, 12:19 AM
You are not being obnoxious at all, concernedperson. I appreciate your concern!

A couple of years ago, BR was thought to have THREE serial killers--two have been caught, and I'm not sure if the third one has changed areas or is inactive right now for another reason--I've always thought the third one would be tied to the numerous women who were killed while jogging, but I could be wrong about that. Anyway, as you say, there are 45 unsolved murders of women ranging back over the past decade, JUST FROM THE BATON ROUGE AREA!!! 45 unsolved murders! And that's just the WOMEN. And the local media, zip. Nada. Nothing. Not a mention of the unsolved murders.

New Orleans has or had at least one--prostitutes. Not sure if he was ever caught. I somehow lost track of that case.

Now this guy. I think we will be hearing about more and more murders connected to this case, because of there is a gap of time between the New Orleans area murders and the Houma murders.

Did you hear anything new about the search of the home in Houma? I know they took lots of things out of the house, but I wonder if they've been able to connect any of it?

By the way, misterallgood, I enjoy reading your articles. Thanks for shining a light on this case.
Happy to do it. It's a fascinating and eerie case. I hope you found your site linked in my non-blog links.

I think someone mobile is doing this, highly mobile.

And please, no one rip me for this, because it's the first time I've ever laid something like this out there, so I feel very self-conscious.

I know that murders in Kenner and Houma are being investigated... what about Metairie?

Metairie is 5 miles or so from Kenner, 50+ from Houma, right?

Here's the part I just feel weird admitting. As I was processing with the rest of the choir at church yesterday morning I was thinking in a vague way about this case, preparing in part to pray for its resolution -- don't worry, I'm a terrible heathen much of the time, but I do admit to praying quite a bit -- and for no reason whatsoever "METAIRIE" kept popping in my head. I've not seen Metairie mentioned directly in any article about the barefoot fiend, yet I have to wonder if there is an investigation going on there, too. I think there should be.

I am the guy who wrote about a vision of what I thought BTK looked like a month before Dennis Rader's arrest, a vision that was accurate right down to the person I saw in my mind's eye wearing a tan jacket with epaulets -- half the photos of Rader prior to his arrest show him wearing a Park City uniform, a tan shirt with epaulets. I was so close in what I wrote and my writing was provably published online prior to Rader's arrest that the AP reporter who interviewed me asked me immediately if I'd ever been to Wichita; I haven't.

Still, I claim nothing, just that for some reason I think they should look in Metairie. Why, I don't know. I've never been anywhere in LA except Shreveport.

concernedperson
05-17-2005, 09:11 AM
Happy to do it. It's a fascinating and eerie case. I hope you found your site linked in my non-blog links.

I think someone mobile is doing this, highly mobile.

And please, no one rip me for this, because it's the first time I've ever laid something like this out there, so I feel very self-conscious.

I know that murders in Kenner and Houma are being investigated... what about Metairie?

Metairie is 5 miles or so from Kenner, 50+ from Houma, right?

Here's the part I just feel weird admitting. As I was processing with the rest of the choir at church yesterday morning I was thinking in a vague way about this case, preparing in part to pray for its resolution -- don't worry, I'm a terrible heathen much of the time, but I do admit to praying quite a bit -- and for no reason whatsoever "METAIRIE" kept popping in my head. I've not seen Metairie mentioned directly in any article about the barefoot fiend, yet I have to wonder if there is an investigation going on there, too. I think there should be.

I am the guy who wrote about a vision of what I thought BTK looked like a month before Dennis Rader's arrest, a vision that was accurate right down to the person I saw in my mind's eye wearing a tan jacket with epaulets -- half the photos of Rader prior to his arrest show him wearing a Park City uniform, a tan shirt with epaulets. I was so close in what I wrote and my writing was provably published online prior to Rader's arrest that the AP reporter who interviewed me asked me immediately if I'd ever been to Wichita; I haven't.

Still, I claim nothing, just that for some reason I think they should look in Metairie. Why, I don't know. I've never been anywhere in LA except Shreveport.

Don't ever feel weird about expressing an opinion or thought....I find your vision very interesting.

Metairie, Kenner,Algiers etc. comprise the greater New Orleans area. It is all one area like most major metropolitan cities. It is possible that another body was discovered or will be discovered inside the Metairie city limits. The road to Houma and Thibodeaux (about 55 miles) is comprised of swamps, thickets, sugar cane fields and some homes and small roadside businesses. It is not as heavily traveled as I-10 as it is mostly local use traffic.

concernedperson
05-17-2005, 08:51 PM
Kgeaux asks me about the Houma house that was being investigated. It was alleged that there was a lot of child pornagraphy but no links to the ongoing crimes. The link has to be registered and it wasn't very informative.So, if and when I find one that is I will refrain from posting on nothing. Don't forget this is a serial killing going on.

concernedperson
05-21-2005, 09:23 PM
http://www.theneworleanschannel.com/news/4415317/detail.html
Found this today and I thought I would post it. I hope the case gets the attention it deserves. Sometimes murder cases like this fall through the cracks and are forgotten.

Sometimes we just go with our hearts and bump for interest. Sometimes there is no interest but we keep trying. So, I will try anyway.

concernedperson
05-22-2005, 08:00 PM
JMO. But with the apparent child abuse from this pastor and his wife and the sado-masochistic leanings we could assume this is a breeding ground. How can we expect very young children to survive whole after this kind of abuse?
And without love and good nourishment....the soul starts to decay! Read the article.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/05/22/louisiana.church/index.html

marrigotti
05-25-2005, 10:41 PM
Rita Crosby FNN has been profiling this and the new count is up to 9. There may be some religious overtones to these crimes. Apparently, the killer washes the victims feet or some other weird ritual. Can't find any written news on this but maybe by tomorrow there will be an update. In any case, this is very odd.

As part of their communion services, Seventh Day Adventists wash one another's feet. They call this the ordinance of humility. If I were New Orleans LE, I would look to see if I could find some kind of connection here...victims? perp? backgrounds? There may also be other religions that do this. I don't know of them.

marrigotti
05-26-2005, 02:12 AM
My DH who was raised Catholic just advised me that on some holiday (Holy Thursday), the priests wash the feet of young men. I had never heard of this before. Perhaps there are additional religions which observe the foot washing.

mysteriew
05-26-2005, 02:58 AM
My DH who was raised Catholic just advised me that on some holiday (Holy Thursday), the priests wash the feet of young men. I had never heard of this before. Perhaps there are additional religions which observe the foot washing.

At the Last Supper didn't Jesus wash the feet of his disciples, the same night that he said that someone would betray him, and shortly before he was put on the cross? I believe that is the story told in the Bible.

marrigotti
05-26-2005, 03:02 AM
At the Last Supper didn't Jesus wash the feet of his disciples, the same night that he said that someone would betray him, and shortly before he was put on the cross? I believe that is the story told in the Bible.


Yes, he did. I believe that that is why that ceremony is observed in certain religions.

kgeaux
05-26-2005, 10:59 AM
Yes, he did. I believe that that is why that ceremony is observed in certain religions.


That is interesting about the Seventh Day Adventist. I didn't know that. I do know that some fundementalist churches practice foot washing--not on a regular basis, but occasionally.

I definitely sense a religious overtone to this case. I hope I am wrong because I really hate it when someone uses God as an excuse to hurt people, but I just have a niggling little suspicion.

marrigotti
05-26-2005, 09:19 PM
That is interesting about the Seventh Day Adventist. I didn't know that. I do know that some fundementalist churches practice foot washing--not on a regular basis, but occasionally.

I definitely sense a religious overtone to this case. I hope I am wrong because I really hate it when someone uses God as an excuse to hurt people, but I just have a niggling little suspicion.

I sure wish we could get some more info to "sleuth" with. For instance, I would like to know as much as possible about the backgrounds and religions of the victims. If I were working as a detective on this case, I would also check out soup kitchens (particularly religiously affiliated ones) in the area. That might be where the perp makes the contact. Just brainstorming here.

concernedperson
07-03-2005, 07:38 PM
Another body found yesterday, This makes 18 strange murders.

http://www.houmatoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050703/NEWS/507030311/1025

concernedperson
11-11-2005, 12:13 PM
November 2005......serial killer still active apparently.

Another young man found dead in Houma area.

http://www.klfy.com/Global/story.asp?S=4105603

mysteriew
11-11-2005, 12:30 PM
CP, is this a predominantly Catholic area?
Could this be a person who had wanted to be a priest, and was maybe turned down for some reason? Like maybe because of a history of mental illness?
I agree with Marrigotti, I would look at volunteers who work at homeless shelters, soup kitchens, food pantries, any charitable religious activities. Esp. if there is one that tends to attract young men. Is there a religious org. with a program working with young men who have a criminal history? Some type of rehab program, where they offer classes like anger management, job advocacy and training. Something like that.
I would think that fellow workers would see him as particularly devout, intent on bringing these souls to Christ.

concernedperson
11-11-2005, 05:50 PM
CP, is this a predominantly Catholic area?
Could this be a person who had wanted to be a priest, and was maybe turned down for some reason? Like maybe because of a history of mental illness?
I agree with Marrigotti, I would look at volunteers who work at homeless shelters, soup kitchens, food pantries, any charitable religious activities. Esp. if there is one that tends to attract young men. Is there a religious org. with a program working with young men who have a criminal history? Some type of rehab program, where they offer classes like anger management, job advocacy and training. Something like that.
I would think that fellow workers would see him as particularly devout, intent on bringing these souls to Christ.

Yes, the area is predominantly Catholic. All of your ideas are good ones and I would add programs for substance abuse to the mix. It seems that a majority of the young men had some sort of problem.

When we hadn't heard anything for awhile I was wondering if maybe the killer died during Katrina. Guess not!

mysteriew
11-12-2005, 12:06 PM
Yes, the area is predominantly Catholic. All of your ideas are good ones and I would add programs for substance abuse to the mix. It seems that a majority of the young men had some sort of problem.

When we hadn't heard anything for awhile I was wondering if maybe the killer died during Katrina. Guess not!

Actually, you make a good point. He either didn't leave the area or returned soon after. Another way to help in narrowing down the who.

concernedperson
11-26-2005, 09:10 PM
We just need to remember Dene Columb today as she was a victim of one of the many serial killers in Louisiana. A special girl with special loved ones.

http://www.klfy.com/

bessie
11-13-2011, 09:55 PM
December 2, 2006

Suspected Serial Killer Arrested in Houma (http://www.houmatoday.com/article/20061202/NEWS/612020318)


HOUMA -- The man possibly responsible for a decade-long series of more than 20 killings across southeast Louisiana was arrested Friday afternoon in Houma, where about a dozen possible victims connected to the investigation were last seen.

According to a number of people who either lived near or came into contact with him, Dominique was an unassuming man who was once involved with the Lions Club and used to spend time in west Houmaís Jim Bowie Park and gay bars in the city. He used to volunteer at a local nursing home and would often go to Marcelís Supermarket in Bayou Blue with his mother, said an acquaintance who declined to give his name.

September 24, 2008

Louisiana Serial Killer Gets Eight Life Terms for Eight Murders (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,426984,00.html)

Ronald Dominique, 44, shackled at the waist and feet, stood hunched over with his head bowed as state District Judge Randy Bethancourt read the sentences and names of the eight young men he raped and killed in the quiet bayou country of Terrebonne Parish during a decade-long spree.
Many of the bodies were found dumped in sugar cane fields and near bayous. Many did not have shoes, a connection that helped police tie cases together.