Podcast by KPLC 7News
Episode 1: The First Victim
What happened to the Jeff Davis 8 is one of Southwest Louisiana's biggest mysteries: A series of unsolved deaths in Jefferson Davis Parish between 2005 and 2009. The deaths of 8 women have been the focus of dozens of news stories across Louisiana, the country, and the world. Was it the work of a serial killer? Was a law enforcement officer involved? Was it someone they knew? Journalists at KPLC 7News in Lake Charles, Louisiana walk you through their coverage of the case.
Episode 2: More Bodies Found
In the first episode KPLC journalists explore what we know about the details surrounding the death of the first victim, Loretta Chaisson Lewis. But it wasn't more than a month later that another body was found.
Episode 3: A Story Recanted
Less than a week after the fourth victim was discovered, then-Sheriff of Jeff Davis Parish Ricky Edwards announced two people had been arrested in connection to one of the deaths. But would the charges stick?
Episode 4: Crystal, Brittney & Necole
Less than four months after Muggy Brown's death, another family is forced to go through the same deep sorrow. Nearly two weeks after she'd been reported missing, the body of victim 6 is found.
Episode 5: Chaos & Cash Rewards
It's June of 2008 and temperatures were hot in Louisiana and so were the frustrations of family members who wanted answers.
Episode 6: A New Sheriff In Town
It's 2019 and it's been 14 years since the discovery of the first body in 2005. So where does the case stand now? Will these victims ever get justice? KPLC Journalists sit down with Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff Ivy Woods.