Washington Post: ‘Murder in the Bayou’: A docuseries about eight unsolved murders aims to expose police corruption
A railroad bisects the town of Jennings, La., dividing the ghetto from the upper-class neighborhoods of Jefferson Davis Parish. Between 2005 and 2009, every few months someone discovered a female body dumped either in a waterway or on a desolate back road. There were eight in total, and they fit a pattern:
The women were, quite literally, from the wrong side of the tracks.
They were local sex workers and drug users between the ages of 17 and 30; they were members of the parish’s thriving informant culture and provided a steady flow of information to local law enforcement; they were all linked to Frankie Richard, a known partyer, pimp and drug dealer; and they all knew each other.
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