LA LA - Gary Kergan, 29, Baton Rouge, 28 Nov 1984

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    http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/k/kergan_gary.html



    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

    # Missing Since: November 28, 1984 from Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    # Classification: Endangered Missing
    # Date of Birth: October 2, 1955
    # Age: 29 years old
    # Height and Weight: 5'11, 170 pounds
    # Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes.
    # Clothing/Jewelry Description: Jewelry worth $8,000.

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    Details of Disappearance

    Kergan was last seen leaving the Night Spot Lounge on Plank Road in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on November 28, 1984. He was accompanied by Leila "Erika" Mulla, a teenage exotic dancer, at the time. Kergan was carrying $2,000 in cash when he disappeared. He has never been heard from again. His late model pink Cadillac was later found abandoned in Metairie, Louisiana, with puddles of blood in the trunk.

    Authorities believe Mulla and her boyfriend, Ronald Delton Dunnagan, murdered Kergan inside their apartment on Byron Street on the night of his disappearance. They fled the area for Las Vegas, Nevada after his disappearance. When authorities searched Mulla and Dunnagan's apartment, they found evidence of a violent struggle, including bloodstains. Entries in Mulla's diary indicated she was planning to murder Kergan.

    Mulla and and Dunnagan were arrested and charged with his homicide. Authorities believe Kergan was murdered inside an apartment in the 2900 block of Byron Street, sometime after 2:00 a.m. on November 29. Blood and other indications of a violent struggle were found inside the apartment. When questioned by police after her arrest, Mulla implicated Dunnagan in Kergan's homicide. However, both defendants were released three months after their arrest and the charges were dropped. Mulla refused to testify against Dunnagan, and Kergan's body could not be found even after one of the most extensive searches in Baton Rouge history. Prosecutors did not believe they had enough evidence to convict Mulla and Dunnagan of murder.

    The case was reopened more than twenty-five years later and, in December 2012, Mulla and Dunnagan were re-arrested for Kergan's murder. Authorities stated DNA typing was able to prove it was Kergan's blood inside the apartment, which gave them the proof they needed. Photos of the defendants are posted below this case summary. Dunnagan was living in Bossier City, Louisiana at the time of his second murder arrest; Mulla was in in New York City. He was charged with first-degree murder and she with second-degree murder; both of them were also charged with simple robbery and conspiracy. They are awaiting trial.

    Kergan and his brother co-owned a chain of Sonic drive-in restaurants in southern Louisiana in 1984. He was married in 1984 and has a son. Kergan was declared legally dead in 1986. He has never been located, but foul play is suspected in his case due to the circumstances involved.

    Dunnagan Mulla
    Left: Ronald Dunnagan in 2012;
    Right: Leila Mulla in 2012

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Baton Rouge City Police Department
    225-389-8617
    OR
    225-389-3844

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    Source Information
    The Doe Network
    The Baton Rouge Advocate
    NamUs
    WAFB 9
     

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    Missing for 30 years this week; Leila Mulla was sentenced earlier this year.

    http://ohianews.com/kent-native-pleads-guilty-in-1984-louisiana-murder/

    BBM I hope she tells them where he is; satisfied that she is finally convicted after living freely for close to three decades. Check out Charley Project for other new information and that LE is hoping her testimony will help them to convict Dunnagan.
     
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    Trial Rescheduled

    New trial date set for man accused of 30 year old murder

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    http://www.wbrz.com/news/trial-begins-in-cold-case-murder/

     
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    Prosecution will depend heavily on Mulla's testimony:

    http://www.nola.com/crime/baton-rouge/index.ssf/2015/09/kergan_murder_trial_baton_roug.html

    More coverage:

    Opening statements begin, witnesses take stand in cold case killing from 1984

    Club owner testifies dancer, her boyfriend never returned after night Crowley businessman was killed
     
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    Disturbing details surrounding the murder of Gary Kergan.

    "'I'm so sorry...I was screwed up': Ex-prostitute testifies how she helped kill Louisiana businessman in 1984"

    http://www.nola.com/crime/baton-rouge/index.ssf/2015/09/baton_rouge_cold_case_kergan.html


    http://www.ksla.com/story/30001115/day-2-of-murder-trial-from-1984-cold-case-sees-more-witnesses-take-the-stand-for-the-prosecution

     
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    Dunnagan found guilty! Will be sentenced on October 7th.

    http://www.nola.com/crime/baton-rouge/index.ssf/2015/09/cold_case_justice_66-year-old.html

     
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    http://www.wafb.com/story/36757108/author-turns-three-decades-old-br-cold-case-into-a-book
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