By Ethan Brown

An explosive, true-life southern gothic tale, homicide within the Bayou chronicles the twists and turns of a high-stakes research into the murders of 8 girls in a afflicted Louisiana parish.

Between 2005 and 2009, the our bodies of 8 girls have been chanced on round the murky canals and crawfish ponds of Jennings, Louisiana, a bayou city of 10,000 within the middle of the Jefferson Davis parish. neighborhood cops have been speedy to pursue a serial killer conception, starting a floodgate of media coverage—from CNN to the recent York instances. jointly the sufferers grew to become referred to as the “Jeff Davis 8,” and their lives, their deaths, and the continued research finds a small southern community’s such a lot heavily guarded secrets.

As Ethan Brown indicates, those homicides weren't the paintings of a unmarried serial killer, however the violent fallout of Jennings’ brutal intercourse and drug exchange, a backwoods underworld hidden in undeniable sight. blending muckraking study and immersive journalism over the process a five-year research, Ethan Brown reviewed millions of pages of formerly unseen murder documents to figure out what occurred in the course of each one victim’s ultimate hours. Epic in scope and very suspenseful, homicide within the Bayou is the tale of an American city buckling less than the darkish forces of poverty, race, and sophistication division—and a lightning rod for justice for the daughters it misplaced.

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Join our mailing list and get updates on new releases, deals, bonus content and other great books from Scribner and Simon & Schuster.  Whistle-Blower in White Robes Acknowledgments Victim Data The Timeline About Ethan Brown Notes Dedicated to the Jeff Davis 8 and especially to a group of fearless women in Louisiana and elsewhere who have fought selflessly for years to keep this case alive when few cared about it. This project would not exist without you. Those who commit the murders write the reports.

3 Passionate about Jennings and the riches the town had brought him, Zigler became a Johnny Appleseed for the business community. His son, Fred Zigler, owned and operated a prominent automobile dealership from the late 1930s to the mid-1950s, called Zigler Motors, which he later sold to another Jennings entrepreneur, A. J. M. “Bubba” Oustalet. The Oustalets remain one of the most powerful families in the area. Two sprawling car dealerships bearing the family’s name sit in the heart of Jennings: a Chevrolet dealership on North Main Street and a Toyota dealership on North Broadway.

A series of murders in Calcasieu during the 1990s—in which suspicion fell on the relative of a high-ranking member of law enforcement, and investigations were marred by corruption and incompetence—would haunt the region for the next decade. m. 1 It was Mardi Gras and no one had heard from Pam or her husband, Eric, since Lundi Gras, the Monday before Mardi Gras. Lundi Gras is usually reserved for friends and family to prepare meals and make last-minute alterations to costumes for Fat Tuesday. Pam’s absence was conspicuous.

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