WHO MURDERED ROSE BORN? Brad Goins Thursday, March 3, 2016 WHO MURDERED ROSE BORN? A Cold Case Being Investigated By The LCPD Story By Brad Goins Photos of Rose Courtesy of The Born Family On July 8, 1998, Rose Born began her workday at the exact time the day began midnight. Born made the donuts for the Paradise Donut shop at 529 W. 18th St., and just like the proverbial donut maker, she worked hard during long hours of darkness to get the donuts ready in time for the morning rush. In her usual routine, by some point between 4 and 5 am, Born had made enough donuts to fill the shops display case. When the donuts were ready, shed start letting in early customers, as well as delivery men or others who needed to transact business. On that July morning in 1998, a customer showed up around 6 am only to discover the door of Paradise Donuts was still locked. When he looked inside, he saw Born lying on the floor behind the display case; from his vantage point, all that was visible was her head. He feared she might have been struck by a seizure or heart attack or some other debilitating medical event. He walked to the fire station just a few dozen yards from the shop. Members of the fire department were concerned enough that they went to the shop, where one of them forced the back door open. The fireman found Rose Born lying on her side in a pool of blood; much of her clothing was soaked in blood. There was a great deal of blood distributed around the shop. The fireman ascertained that Born had no pulse. The call came into the Lake Charles Police Dept. at 6:35 am.