Lake Charles –
Sheriff Tony Mancuso announced today the DNA of the unidentified suspect in the Sierra Bouzigard homicide was sent to a company that creates a picture and characteristic profile of the suspect from the DNA. At the time of the murder in 2009, the DNA found at the crime scene was placed in CODIS (Combined DNA Index System) but it has produced no matches.
“This new technology is very exciting for us,” says Sheriff Mancuso. “All along we have been focusing on a Hispanic male because that is the direction our evidence took us. Now we know it is a white male, with fair/very fair skin, green or blues eyes and brown/black hair so now our investigation will move in a different direction thanks to this profile. Not only does it give us characteristics of a suspect, it also helps us to eliminate certain factions of the population as suspects.”
Bouzigard was in murdered in November 2009. Her body was found on the side of John Koonce Rd. in Moss Bluff.
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office is the first law enforcement agency in the State of Louisiana to use this new technology.
If anyone has information on this case or recognizes the DNA profile picture, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 491-3605 or Crimestoppers at 439-2222.