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Source:  Den of Geek

Between 2005 and 2009, eight young women were murdered on the edge of Louisiana’s Cajun country in Jefferson Davis Parish.  Investigation Discovery explores the unsolved cases in “Death in the Bayou: The Jennings 8.”

All of the victims knew each other.  Some were related to each other, others were roommates to the other victms.  They went to the same bars, did drugs together, and knew the same dealers and the cops who were investigating them.

The Jennings police chief who was in charge during the time of the killings later pled guilty to stealing money and drugs from the evidence room.

Eyewitness statements to a Jennings 8 task force implicated the local sherrif’s office in the murders.  The sergeant who took the statements was forced out of his job.  The Sheriff’s office chief criminal investigator was accused of buying the truck that was used to get rid of a body.  Investigators working the case were given DNA tests.

“Death in the Bayou: The Jennings 8” premieres on Investigation Discovery over two nights on Saturday, June 15,  and Sunday, June 16.

Read the story at Den of Geek.

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